GRUB - Stuck at Stage 2 loading.
I've had this problem for a while, and I've never been able to fix it.
I have 2 SATA drives.
74GB Raptor, and a 250GB WD.
74GB has Windows XP installed on it.
The 250GB has 1 partition on it with Data etc, there is about 20GB free for me to install Linux etc on it.
Well, I've tried installing Fedora Core 3 on the free space, Ubuntu Linux, and my favorite so far, SimplyMEPIS.
The problem is, no matter where or how I try to get these Dual booting, it just will not happen.
I've installed it to the MBR, no luck, tried installing to Root of drive and getting the computer to boot of that drive, no luck, I've even tried the dd if=/dev/blah of=/mnt/floppy/linux.bin thingo where you put that into your C:\ in Windows and edit boot.ini
All of which have no luck, I'm assuming it's a problem with GRUB and the SATA controller or something, I'm not sure.
Can anyone please help me, or tell me a fix for the problem.
MEPIS picks up the drives like this, my Plextor burner is /dev/hda
74GB Raptor is /dev/hde1
200GB is /dev/hdg1 with my Linux drive as /dev/hdg2 and /dev/hdg3.
So yeah, if anyone could help, would be good, otherwise what can I do?
I'd really like to have Dual booting on this machine and have my reliance on Windows as little as possible.
The only thing I was thinking before was if I bought a 20 or 40GB IDE drive, and install Linux on that and try and get GRUB to boot the SATA drives then.
Thanks for any help you may give.