Re: Grub issues on Mac Mini?
Charles Turner wrote:
> Hi all-
> I have a new Core 2 Duo Mac Mini, and have been trying to install
> Debian Lenny on an external FireWire disk via the i386 netinst CD of
> I waded through the older install documentation around the web that
> seems geared to earlier machines, have what I think is a satisfactory
> disk partition (ie MBR), but now I'm hung at boot with Grub giving me a
> "Hard Disk Error". My reading of this error is that it involves a disk
> geometry problem.
> I've now checked the geometry prior to installing Grub via netinst and
> sfdisk reports:
> Kernel's idea (-g): 28615 64 32
> Disk geometry (-G): 3648 255 63
> After grub's installed, the "geometry" command:
> geometry (hd1)
> returns 3648 255 63, but I still get my "Hard Disk Error" on boot.
> Any thoughts on how to resolve this? I'd be happy to supply more info;
> I know I've been brief here...
> Thanks! Charles Turner
I installed Debian on a USB key without GRUB and without touching the
HDD on my Macbook Pro. You can read the instructions here
http://ghaint.no-ip.org/~k2/debian/mbp-usb.html if you want to try that