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Re: Successful install, but no boot

J.A. de Vries wrote:

On 2005-06-14 @ 16:03:58 (week 24) Clive Menzies wrote:

DFS (debian from scratch) is a great Live 'CD' with lots of tools and it boots a grub prompt:


It seems like a very nice tool, but I couldn't get it to work.

First I had to edit /etc/dfsbuild/dfs.cfg, because the mirror setting for
[repo amd64] was pointing to a non-existent location (may be due to the
recent move of the repository). I changed it to mirror = http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/debian-amd64/ which seems to work.
Then I commented out the default mirror setting pointing to localhost as
it caused a fatal error when trying to rm some files.
Now it bails out with:

Creating Packages files...
Building: unstable dists/unstable/main/binary-amd64 Packages
Creating Release files...
Building: unstable Release
Building: unstable Contents

All done, exiting.
Running: rm -v
Fatal error: exception Not_found

Anyway, I built a Kanotix-64 Live CD and ran "grub-install /dev/hda"
from that. Sadly it didn't solve the problem. The system still sees no
boot device there after rebooting.

Grx HdV

I have this problem as well every time I update grub, it tells me the boot disks are located at (2,0) but they're really located at (0,0). I was able to solve this by manually editing this through the grub boot menu and then saving the changes. Of course I need to do this every time I update grub, but it works.

Hope that helps.
Code is poetry.

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