On Friday, 24 February 2006 01:28, 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 ?
> > Clarify "nothing"?
> > A completely black/blank screen?
> A completely blank screen.
Funny you should mention that - another user on a different list had
exactly the same problem this morning, it turned out to be a faulty
disk, the boot sector was damaged. Worth checking on your machine.
Also make double sure the drive really is the primary master. You
mentioned using caddies - is that pluggable bays? Many times I've
seen those wired up to be the secondary IDE channel so it will
be /dev/hdc and your BIOS may or may not try to boot from it. The
BIOS splash screen ought to tell you which drive is plugged in where.
As /boot is on the same partition as /, re-installing grub becomes
boot from LiveCD or knoppix
chroot into /
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
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