doesn't boot - grub error when trying to boot with second hd attached
on saturday, my hard drive of a server at fasthost.co.uk crashed.
Today (...) they managed to replace it. It was 'rebuilt' with ubuntu 6.06 ("we haven't thoroughly checked later versions on our systems to see if they work well") and their hosting software: matrix. I logged in and all seemed fine.
However, when the old hard drive was plugged in so I could start copying data, I got this error when booting:
GRUB loading, please wait...
I went into the BIOS and checked it's trying to boot from the new hd in stead of the old one. Which it does. So no problem there. The engineer at the server replied this:
Now, only 3 hours you'll say, but that's only if that linux engineer starts right away on it. As you can see (the problem started saturday), I don't have a lot of trust in that. Is there anything I can / should do according to you to get over this grub error and boot normally?
I have had a look at the error you are getting when both drives are attach and I think it is something to do with the partition labels on both drives. I have attempted to rename the partitions on the old drive so that they do not conflict with the new drive but I am still getting the error message.
As I am not a linux engineer I do not want to try anything else in case I cause more problems so I am going to pass this ticket on to a linux engineer who is in at 9pm tonight.