Bug#607301: No boot from SiI 3114 + single SATA drive on di RC2 i386 20101209 New install, No raidArray.
25.01.2011 ( di-rc 2, rc-2, Release Candidate 2. )
Installing from 'Debian squeeze-di-rc2 i386 1'
onto the same machine with more details above: Motherboard: MS5169
Processor: AMD K-6-2/400 400.9Mhz
Controller PCI, Silicon Image SiI 3114 sata raid bios version 5.3.14 2006.
Using the graphical installer,
gives the same symptoms as the Beta-1, Beta-2, RC-1 installs :-
Initially, I installed GRUB boot loader to the master boot record ? YES,
At a later install, I answered NO, for /boot to go in it's own partition.
Finish the installation: Installation complete,
so it is time to boot into your new system
Having installed succesfully so far,
when the install auto reboots through the bios, I get the same symptom.
The hardware post and bios progress ok.
When the bios hands over to continue the boot process from a hard disk.
It seems unsuccessful. I get symptom :-
Searching for Boot Record from CDROM... Not found.
(A blank line)
Reboot and Select proper Boot
*** This is where the install fails.
It does not boot up into the newly installed system. ***
Using the Graphical Rescue Mode on: Debian GNU/Linux squeeze-
di-rc2_squeeze_-oficial snapshot i386 DVD Binary-1 20110121-14:41
Selecting: 'Installer boot menu','Advanced Options'.
At screen: 'Enter rescue mode','Device to use as Root FiLe System:'
I selected /dev/sda1 ( It found the 'SiI 3114' sata disk sda1 )
At screen: 'Enter rescue mode','Rescue operations'
I selected 'Execute a shell in /dev/sda1
At screen entitled: 'Enter rescue mode',"Interactive Shell on /dev/sda1'
# mount shows:
/dev/sda1 on /target type ext2 (rw, ...
/dev/sda3 on /target/boot type ext3 (rw)
# mount /boot
# /usr/bin/nano /boot/grub/device.map showed
(hd0) /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3160815AS_ 9 ...
I must confess I THINK device.map originally specified (hd0)
I will check again, when I re install again.
26.01.2011 GRUB (Legacy)
Now changing to a different environment on the same machine.
Using Grub Rescue Disk 'Grub-0.95-i486-pc-iso' .
Rescue Disk 'Booting command-list'
I cannot get grub to recognise my single sata hard disk drive.
I thought ' root (sd0,2) ' would have been the correct device.
Alas any sd gives: ' Error 23: Error while parsing number '.
I believe GRUB doesn't distinguish between ide and scsi (or sata),
so the 'hd' nomenclature is correct for all hard drives.
A drive number above hd7, such as hd8 gives:
Error 12: Invalid device request. ( It seems reasonable to me.)
I have since tried from hd0,0 through to hd7,7 with no success.
Grub 0.95 Symptom: "Error 21: Selected disk does not exist" .
Regards Mctech. Thank you one and all for the Great Software.