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#1 2013-08-28 12:29:02

tritron4
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Registered: 2012-04-14
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grub install issues

I am having very hard time installing grub. I hat tried with mbr and gpt on seagate 2tb hard drive .No matter wat I do I get elf header smaller than expected. I setup partition 5 mb for grub ef02 . Any ideas on how to get grub to work. This is first time grub been giving me so much trouble.

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#2 2013-08-28 14:10:25

at0m5k
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Re: grub install issues

Please post your partition table and exact steps used when trying to install.

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#3 2013-08-28 21:50:48

Mindstormscreator
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Registered: 2012-07-01
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Re: grub install issues

Also post the exact error message(s) you are receiving.

Last edited by Mindstormscreator (2013-08-28 21:51:14)

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#4 2013-08-29 00:55:43

tritron4
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Registered: 2012-04-14
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Re: grub install issues

Well I get elf header smaller than expected error when I attempt to boot. I get dumped into grub

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#5 2013-08-29 01:01:47

2ManyDogs
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Registered: 2012-01-15
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Re: grub install issues

Did you read the two posts between your first and last post? We will not be able to help without more information. You did not provide anything new in your last post. Go back and read those posts again, and please provide exactly what they asked for.

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#6 2013-08-30 03:13:17

jkpieka
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Registered: 2012-12-16
Posts: 18

Re: grub install issues

To get a entire list of your partition tables
run a command......

# lsblk

You should have a "/boot" partition or else it will be on your root "/".
These should be at least mounted. Usually this happens on start
up if everything installed correctly.

Please post your tables. Help us to help you.

P.S.

Also I realize you probably can not get back into Arch with grub being installed improperly.
You will need to put the install media back in and boot up from the install media.
Then....

1)Mount your drives.

# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
# mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/home

2)Then Chroot into your install.

# arch-chroot /mnt

3)Finally you can run.

#lsblk

Then report back to us with what those tables look like.   wink

Last edited by jkpieka (2013-08-30 03:32:22)

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