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I'm having some rather weird problems with GRUB and my MBR. I've tried to install a Linux system twice now, and each time I do, when booting grub, I get ...
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- 11-04-2008 #1
Problems with GRUB and MBR
I started getting this error after removing an 80 GB hard-drive from my computer, and switching my main hard-drive to slave ( my DVD rom as the master ). My initial installation of Ubuntu would not boot, even if I got Super Grub Disk to get passed the error 15, I still got an error 17.
Well, so I tried just reinstalling grub to the MBR hoping that would help, but it didn't. I tried resinstalling Ubuntu hoping that maybe it would solve it on its own fruition, but it didn't. I've just installed Debian Etch, and the same story, but this time using Super Grub Disk I was able to boot into the MBR and load my OS, but only after comletely repartitoning the drive, and choosing to boot from the MBR in Super Grub Disk.
I'm not sure why Super Grub Disk can boot the MBR, but the GRUB I have configured cannot.
(hd0) /dev/hdb (hd1) /dev/sda (hd2) /dev/sdb (hd3) /dev/sdc
## ## End Default Options ## title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-4-486 root (hd0,0) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-486 root=/dev/hdb1 ro initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-486 savedefault title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-4-486 (single-user mode) root (hd0,0) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-486 root=/dev/hdb1 ro single initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-486 savedefault ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
default fat_stage1_5 minix_stage1_5 stage2 device.map jfs_stage1_5 reiserfs_stage1_5 xfs_stage1_5 e2fs_stage1_5 menu.lst stage1
Anyway, can anyone help e figure out what my problem is? It is very weird.
- 11-07-2008 #2
I might be wrong but if your willing to try changing hd0 to hd1
so it would be:
Last edited by javilin93; 11-07-2008 at 12:54 AM. Reason: had to clarify some stuff
- 11-29-2008 #3
Have you managed to sort this problem yet ... output of
sudo fdisk -l