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Re: [ot] <rant>grub is great!</rant> (was Re: woody Debian Installer plans)

Do you think I might be able to get grub booting off the hard drive with
that option? I would have to take down the machine and install a VGA
console into it to try, so I'd rather not unless you think it should work.

Exactly how did you install grub on your disk?

On Sun, 17 Sep 2000, Josip Rodin wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 17, 2000 at 07:58:50AM -0700, ferret@phonewave.net wrote:
> > One thing grub appears to be unable to do as well is compensate for a
> > broken BIOS.. But except for fixing the BIOS, what can? I have a
> > SCSI-based DEC server with an 8GB limited SCSI BIOS, and I didn't know it
> > until I attempted to upgrade the hard drive.
> > 
> > grub was able to show me what the problem was (BIOS 'geomerty' was
> > completely screwed up) but was unable to boot to the drive even from
> > floppy. :/
> Did you try install with the --force-lba parameter? It helped me.
> -- 
> Digital Electronic Being Intended for Assassination and Nullification

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