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Re: Successful install, but no boot

hdv@jadev.org (J.A. de Vries) writes:

> Hi,
> Yesterday I used the latest netinstall iso to install sarge on a new
> system. The installation itself seemed to go smoothly, but when the
> moment came to reboot nothing happened. The system did reboot but it
> didn't find a boot device on hd0. It just hangs and asks "Reboot and
> Select propper Boot device or Insert  Boot Media in selected Boot device
> and press key". I suspected something went wrong when writing the MBR to
> the disk (the primary master hda), so I tried to install again. Alas,
> that gave no improvement. The sytem doesn't report any errors, it just
> sits there and waits (obviously, since it can't find a bootable
> device...)
> Anyone have any suggestions on how to proceed?
> System specs:
> MoBo: ASUS A8V Deluxe
> CPU: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000+
> RAM: 2GB
> HDD: 2x SAMSUNG SP1614N (160GB)
> Any help would be appreciated very much!
> Grx HdV
> P.S. Just to exclude the possibility of write errors I did check the MD5
> checksum on the ISO, but it was OK.
> P.P.S. Using an Ubuntu Live disk I found that a seemingly complete
> install was put on the harddisk. So most probably it is just a MBR
> problem...

Check that the bios and grub agree on the order of the drives. Try
running grub-install for the other drive or switch the mapping in


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