Re: Problem installing on nforce4 amd...
On 4/21/05, Lars Schimmer <email@example.com> wrote:
> I took the sid installer, btw.
> But it couldn't install lilo or grub on my SATA HD on the asus A8NV nforce4
> board. And without a bootloader linux won't start...
Weird. You could partition, format and mount the HD fine from the
installer? What where the error messages given by grub and lilo? They
should appear one one of the virtual consoles, just try ALT-F2 or
ALT-F3, where it gets you there (ALT-F1 brings you back to the
In my experience, grub often does not give a very clear problem
description, and it also likes to hang for a few minutes. But Lilo is
usually very fast and to the point. It may be that your partition
table is corrupt, and Lilo doesn't dare to change anything.
As a last resort: have you tried making a floppy boot disk? It is a
long time since I have done that, and I don't know whether the kernel
still fits on a floppy, but it is rather reliable way of getting a