Bug#276244: Grub fails on install of Debian Testing
On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 11:32:45PM +0200, ketil vestby wrote:
> - Four Western Digital Venturis P1, 100-133 Hz,
> harddisks betwen 13 and 160 GiB (one harddisk on each),
> 64 MB RAM on each computer
> - One TCI 80486 dx2
> one 80 GiB harddisk
> 32 MB RAM
> * GRUB Loading stage1.5.
> * GRUB loading, please wait...
> * Error 18
> Suggested fix: Either replace GRUB with LiLO from the plain installer,
> or fix the problem with GRUB and large harddisks.
> All computers are running Debian Testing perfectly if I use the old
> installer from Woody, and keeps LiLO as bootloader when upgrading to
> Testing. A quick Google using the keywords 'Grub "error 18"' gave me 547
> different hits at the time of this report (okt. 12. 2004), so personally
> I think this might be a serious problem with GRUB.
As there are many succesfull installs with GRUB,
I allow myself to say that the serious problem is GRUB with your hardware.
Activate lilo before reboot.
Debian-Installer for i386 architecture has LILO included.
To trigger it, select <back> before the reboot.
You will see the main menu, select there LILO.