Problem Installing Lixux on second drive
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Sun Jul 25 12:04:59 UTC 2004
aprax at acsalaska.net wrote:
> I attempted to install Linux as dual-boot with my Windows 2000
> Professional operating system. I have installed the i386 version of Linux
> onto one of two of my hard drives. One hard drive is a Maxtor 80 GB (that
> I have Windows 2000 installed on) and the other is a Maxtor 40 GB (the one
> I that installed Linux on). My motherboard is a KR7A-RAID. The two hard
> drives are mounted on the IDE3 controller as a span array configured as
> "just a bunch of disks." After I completed the installation of Linux on
> my computer, I removed the installation CD and my computer rebooted and
> came up with the error message <tt>GRUB hard disk error</tt>. I don't see
> a way of circumventing this error and simply booting to Windows 2000.
> What are my options? And detailed instructions if possible please, as I'm
> pretty much a newbie to the Linux operating system.
I would boot from CD#1 in rescue mode.
(Answer "linux rescue" to the boot prompt.)
Then "chroot /mnt/sysimage" as advised,
look at /etc/fstab and /etc/grub.conf and see if they are correct
(edit them if they are not),
and then say "grub-install --recheck /dev/hda".
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