On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 08:24:53PM -0600, Luis Mochan wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Nov 2005, Luis Mochan wrote:
> > > In such a situtation I would probably recommend using the "Don't
> > > install bootloader" option in D-I main menu, then set things manually
> > > later....
> > >
> > > You probably need to use the medium priority for your install: "linux
> > > DEBCONF_PRIORITY=medium" at boot prompt.
> > >
> > > We still seem to have an issue there but I highly suspect that you
> > > attempt to use a common /boot partition for both installs is the
> > > initial reason for the problems. I suspect you asked D-I to *keep* the
> > > existing /boot and got a mix of different GRUB versions trying to boot
> > > your new system.
> > >
> I tried to install everything anew in clean partitions. After the base
> system installation, upon reboot, grub froze with the message Error 21. I
> suspect that the problem might be that all my partitions are in /dev/hdd
> and my machine is rather old. Should I expect that installing some
> filesystems in /dev/hdb, or if necessary, in /dev/hda (they are
> currently full) things might become better? In that case, which
> filesystems? My new /boot would be enough? Or should '/' also be in the
> second or first disk?
I have never run a system without /boot on the first HD personally,
although at least one of the first 2 HDs should work (with grub
installed to the MBR of hda of course). Not sure about 3rd or 4th HD
though. / can be anywhere if /boot is a seperate partition.