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#1 2007-07-22 22:54:11

hvgotcodes
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Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 42

cannot install grub

ive setup my partitions like this

sda2 = /boot
sda5 = swap
sda6 = /root
sda7 = /home

im trying to install grub, its presenting this config file

root (hd0, 1)
kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda6 r0
initrd

i tried changing hd0 to sd0 and sd5, both without success.  Im saying no at the raid question (which might be the problem; is sata raid?), and both /dev/sda and dev/sda2 as the MBR. what should i do?

Thanx

edit -- its compaining "Cannot mount selected partition"   I notice in the grub output its setting root to (hd0, 1), which is not what I specified in the file....

Last edited by hvgotcodes (2007-07-22 22:59:24)

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#2 2007-07-22 23:39:17

ataraxia
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From: Pittsburgh
Registered: 2007-05-06
Posts: 1,545

Re: cannot install grub

SATA is not raid.

Does it really say "r0" instead of "ro" or is that a typo in your post?

Where's the rest of the "initrd" line?

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#3 2007-07-23 00:54:36

hvgotcodes
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Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 42

Re: cannot install grub

kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda6 ro
initrd /kernel26.img

I didnt include the lines I felt were not relevant; I shouldn't have made any assumptions...

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#4 2007-07-23 01:30:12

nikron
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Registered: 2007-05-15
Posts: 130

Re: cannot install grub

hvgotcodes wrote:

root (hd0, 1)

I notice in the grub output its setting root to (hd0, 1), which is not what I specified in the file....

Whaaa?  Also, grub has a different system than the rest of the world for (hdx,y)  x is the drive number (IDE, SATA, doesn't matter), and y is the partition number.  (they both start from 0)

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#5 2007-07-23 13:20:12

hvgotcodes
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Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 42

Re: cannot install grub

I solved this problem with the help of IRC.  Basically, in the fdisk step, I had set the partition type for one of the partitions I created, and grub could not install.  When I went thru the entire process again (without specifying partition type with cfdisk) it worked without issue.

Only takes 20 minute or so to do an ftp install.

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