Wolvix 1.1.0 won't boot
The live cd I have of Wolvix runs fine, and I have no issues installing, but when I restart and try to boot, the GRUB loader doesn't work correctly. (First off, it's GNU GRUB 0.97, I've not seen this before.) When I try to boot it says "Error 21: Selected disk does not exist." Looking at trying to edit the commands for booting (I assume this is where the problem lies, I see this commands.
Kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdc1 ro splash=silent
The first line about root confuses me, I think it's wrong, but then again, I really have no idea. Thanks for any help.
this indicates that grub is pointed to boot from first partion of your third harddisk.
Boot up using your livecd and post the output of
I'm not familiar with Wolvix, but you can boot the LiveCD, then see if you can issue this command in a terminal window as root:
(lowercase L not an I)
sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
And post the output here for more help, While you're at it, also post this output:
AHHHh, I got beat again!
here's what I get, I assume that hdc means my third hard disk correct?
Disk /dev/hdc: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 1 7136 57319888+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdc2 7137 7296 1285200 82 Linux swap
This may not solve the problem, but I have a hunch.
Your motherboard has two sockets for your hard drive cable
(IDE interfaces). Put the cable in the other socket, and
this will make your hard drive the primary master. If you
have an older BIOS, it will be happier with this configuration.
Then reinstall, or you could boot the live cd and edit
the GRUB config file. Probably be just as easy to reinstall.
I'm on a laptop, so that doesn't work too well:P. Thanks for the advice though. I don't know why, but is it usual that my dvd drive is hda, and my hard drive is detected later?
It does seem unusual for the DVD to be hda, but if it
was built that way, it obviously works. Have you successfully
installed any other distribution of Linux on this computer?
Does it still have the original operating system on it and does
that still work? Is this the original hard drive?
I have run Xubuntu on this machine successfully for a while, Vector Linux also runs fine, I have never personally run the windows 2000 this machine was built for, I got it used, with wiped hardrive.
I guess the problem was that the version of GRUB that
wolvix wanted to use couldn't see hdc, so you have to
go with a distro that works.
It does seem like an odd version of grub to me, like version 0.9 or something.