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Re: "GRUB loading" problem with AMD64 install

Michael Vang wrote:
The 6GB worked perfectly, so it must have something to do with the drive size, or maybe something like LILO's old 1024 cyinder limitation...

I'm starting to think this is an LBA issue...

When I boot, there is a black screen that the BIOS puts up, that lists the hardware... On the part that lists the HD, it says LBA is turned off, even though I have it set to "auto" in the BIOS... The BIOS mentions that it will use LBA if the HD supports it *AND* if the drive is formatted with LBA enabled... (?)

If I boot a set of debian floppies (RC1) the HD doesn't even show up... If I use the RC1 CD, it does...

I'm tempted to try this:

boot: linux hda=XXX,YYY,ZZZ

My disk, as reported by "fdisk -l":

Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 155061 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1         194       97744+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2             195        1163      488376   83  Linux
/dev/hda3            1164      155061    77564592   83  Linux

More info:


Mike (Xyzzy)

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