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Re: Grub boots only from floppy

Vaibhav Vaish wrote:
> We're having the following problem:
> On a P-II with adaptec SCSI drive, we have linux and NT. Using a grub
> floppy, we can boot into both. When we install grub
> install= (fd0)+1 (hd0) (hd0,1)/boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 p
> (where hd0,1 = sda1 holds the linux root filesystem, with stage2 residing
> in /boot/grub, along with menu.lst), no error is given. However, on
> booting (after installation), the system hangs aftere BIOS check ... we
> don't get as far as the menu. No error message is displayed.
> At the command line, grub recognizes hd0,0 (NT) and hd0,1 (ext2). It also
> recognizes them when we replace hd0 by 0x80, but not with 0x8000. We tried
> installation with the address 0x80, but no difference.
> Any ideas as to what we're doing wrong ?

I once had a simular problem with an adaptec 1542. I managed to get it
working with the d option of grub:

install= (fd0)+1 d (hd0) (hd0,1)/boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 p

The documentation states that this will lead to another way oflooking up
drives, I don't remember exactly.


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