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Re: Grub question?

You may also need to be careful with how much space there is between the beginning of the disk and where your sda6 partition begins. Grub uses the BIOS for some (all?) of its disk access functionality and so it has the same limits on disk size that the BIOS has.

I had this problem, because it happens that the BIOS on my machine has the worst case limit, 512 MB. I had a Linux partition beginning after a 2G other OS partition, and grub couldn't boot it. I had to make a small, separate partition for /boot, in front of that other OS partition (fortunately, I had a space set aside that I could divide in two to do this), so it was within the range grub could work with, to get the kernel loaded.


Lothar Braun wrote:
On Wed, 2006-06-28 at 12:11 -0400, Ishwar Rattan wrote:

I am thinking of installing debian on partition /dev/sda6
(on a SATA hard disk). Grub menu entry for root partition:

will/should it be (hd0,5) or (sd0,5)?

It is (hd0,5). Grub uses hd for all hard drives.

-- Lothar

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