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In my computer i have 2 physical hard drives. One i have my windows installation on, the other I want to install dreamlinux on. So i went to the bios, ...
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    Dreamlinux: having problems with grub


    In my computer i have 2 physical hard drives. One i have my windows installation on, the other I want to install dreamlinux on. So i went to the bios, set the second hard drive as the primary boot drive, then went through the install process. For the grub setup i told grub to be the bootloader for the second harddrive. When i then reboot i get to the grub setup screen, i select DreamLinux and i get the following error:

    root (hd2,0)
    Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0xf
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb1 vga=0x317 vga=791 splash=silent nomce quiet


    Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition

    Any clue what i am doing wrong??

    NOTES:
    My filesystem is reiserfs.
    My first hard drive is ATA
    My second hard drive is SATA

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    boot up from LiveCD, post the contents of /boot/grub/device.map file and output of "fdisk -l" command.
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    device.map:

    (hd0) /dev/hda
    (hd1) /dev/sda
    (hd2) /dev/sdb

    (the 3rd (sda) hardrive is just used for file storage)

    fdisk -l:

    Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 8924 71681998+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 2 24321 195350400 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 2 1898 15237621 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda6 1899 14702 102848098+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda7 14703 24321 77264586 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Disk /dev/sdb: 400.0 GB, 400088457216 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 48641 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 6079 48829536 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb2 6080 6201 979965 82 Linux swap / Solaris

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    device.map file is correctly configured.
    in most cases, GRUB doesn't work properly if you install it in harddisk other than Primary Master. is it possible for you to swap harddisk?

    **if possible, plug-in Linux Harddisk as Primary and re-install DreamLinux.
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