dave s wrote:
On Thursday 23 Feb 2006 22:45, Alan McKinnon wrote:
On Thursday, 23 February 2006 20:55, dave s wrote:
I then take out knoppix and re-boot .... ZIP :(
The system starts then a blank screen. Nothing, no kernel loaded so
no go. I must be doing something wrong with GRUB. All the files on
hda1 are there, the whole OS.
Does anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong ?
A completely black/blank screen?
A completely blank screen.
That would indicate your BIOS is
trying to boot from some other device, or you think the 160G drive is
the primary master but you are mistaken (you may have plugged it into
the secondary cable for example)
This caddy slot is normally used for my 40GB drive with no problems, there is
only one caddy slot on my machine so its not a cable issue. knoppix views my
160GB as hda1 when it is in place so my changed links on the HDD to make it a
master must be correct (I assume)
A grub screen with nothing on it? That would indicate menu.lst exists
but is empty
Nope no grub screen
No menu but you do get a grub shell? Normally this comes from stage1_5
being loaded from the boot sector, and grub can't find it's files
(usually because of partition naming errors).
What is your partition layout, and is boot it's own partition, or part
Its a standard Ubuntu setup, boot being part of /
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
+27 82, double three seven, one nine three five
How about booting from Knoppix, mount your cloned HD and chroot in it.
Then run "grub-install".
Or on the other way: find a way to confirm that the BIOS is executing
the MBR of your 160 GB (Master) HD. If the BIOS is doing it right, then
there must be something wrong with your grub installation.
Not a lot of help, just some thoughts.
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