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Hey, I've looked everywhere, tried just about everything I could find, and I still can't fix this. Okay, I've got WinXP Pro installed on a 120GB SATA HD and Fedora ...
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    GRUB Hard Disk error..


    Hey, I've looked everywhere, tried just about everything I could find, and I still can't fix this. Okay, I've got WinXP Pro installed on a 120GB SATA HD and Fedora Core 1 on a 40GB HD with the black box thing to make it SATA. Whenever I boot up or shut down, it gives me tons of errors like "blah blah sata error blah blah". So after a few times I decided to switch my 40GB with my 60 GB which is connected to IDE.. bad decision. Then I couldn't boot up any OS, so I decided to switch the cables back. Then GRUB wouldn't load.. So I used my Linux rescue disk (Thank god I created one). So now I'm stuck here, on Linux..

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    which is your primary drive and secondary drive.

    can you pls give more info on your hdd config and your partition information.
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    Primary drive is the 120, secondary is the 40 I guess. It's suppose to boot off the 120, which is Windows.

    Also, what do you mean by partition info?

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    Partition info - what partitions do you have on each drive? In essence, can you post the output of "fdisk -l" from Linux?

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    Oh, alright. Here you go:

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    Disk /dev/hdg: 40.0 GB, 40027029504 bytes
    16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77557 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
     
       Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/hdg1   *         1       203    102280+  83  Linux
    /dev/hdg2           204     75477  37938096   83  Linux
    /dev/hdg3         75478     77557   1048320   82  Linux swap
     
    Disk /dev/hde: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
     
       Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/hde1   *         1     14946 120053713+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    Mod edit - added code tags

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    OK - try running "grub-install /dev/hde" from Linux and see if that makes it any better.

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    Here's what it said:

    Code:
    Installation finished. No error reported.
    This is the contents of the device map /boot/grub/device.map.
    Check if this is correct or not. If any of the lines is incorrect,
    fix it and re-run the script `grub-install'.
    
    # this device map was generated by anaconda
    (fd0)     /dev/fd0
    (hd0)     /dev/hda
    (hd1)     /dev/hde
    (hd2)     /dev/hdg
    Alright, rebooting..

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    Alright, that fixed the GRUB Hard Disk error, but when it booted up, it just kept scrolling a bunch of ASCII that looked like "GRUB"...

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    Did it really scroll? Didn't it stop at a "grub>" prompt?

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    It did scroll, it went for a minute or 2 then I decided to reboot back up with the boot disk.

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