[SATLUG] SATLUG RE:strange grub action on X64x2 MB solved
gboswell at cis.sac.accd.edu
Thu Dec 27 13:52:57 CST 2007
> Anyone have a problem with grub on a x64x2 MB? I upgraded from a amd
> 2200/MB to a Amd 4400/ 64x2 MB with mostly same hardware installed.
> I have 4 ide drives (2 DVD/RW) and two ide (40g, 250g). I have grub
> in hd0 (really /dev/hda but when I rescue FC7/ or FC8 (64bit)
> it says it is /dev/sda) . Linux is in the hd1,4 at 155MB location on
> hdb. Now the error grub gives is 18 which leads me to believe
> that the boot drives (for linux and grub.conf) are out of range for
> the bios. Problem is on the AMD2200/i386 MB the same drives and
> partitions worked great.
> The problem surfaced when I installed/upgraded FC8 64Bit to replace
> the FC7. The only diff is the orginal FC7 was LogVol default where as
> I wanted to custom the partion sizes to /boot 100M swap 2000M /40000M
> and /home 44000M with the new MB.
> (In truth I never booted the old system with the new MB but went
> directly to installing/upgrade FC8 64Bit in the old Linux
> partition area, I know violation of rule #one, only change one thing
> at a time)
> What am I missing?
> Thanks Boz
Scme how just moving partitions around so I could get a /boot in first
40G solved the problem. Is there a limit with grub on how far can
stretch to find stage1 & 2. Not in info grub nor in google, well at
least where I searched.
Glenn Boswell "Boz" gboswell at cis.sac.accd.edu
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