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Re: debian 6.0.4 grub installation failed.



On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 11:10 AM, Muhammad Yousuf Khan <sirtcp@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 7:50 PM, Arnt Karlsen <arnt@c2i.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, 8 May 2012 17:08:10 +0500, Muhammad wrote in message
>> <CAGWVfMmmgBswr+zt1SHA8WrDv0WTmDc6_C00i2+K4msDh48BRg@mail.gmail.com>:
>>> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Muhammad Yousuf Khan
>>> <sirtcp@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> i just bought 2TBx2 Harddrives and a computer for making it a
>>>> centralized archiving server. moving forward everything went well
>>>> but during the installation in RAID creating i noticed that i could
>>>> not change the "boot flag " to "on"  it was off and i hit several
>>>> enters but it stays off. so i just continued with off. now when
>>>> installation completed . setup stops at grup installation and throw
>>>> an error "grub-install /dev/sda failed its a fatal error "
>>>
>>> ok i fdisk the the partition via recovery CD clonezilla. but all the
>>> partitions doesn't reflect in installation it is showing the old
>>> partition structure however when i go to shell and check things via
>>> FDISK it showed me the new created parttiion with boot flag on which i
>>> have create via commandline.
>>
>> ..try cfdisk, it "gives you eyes."
>
> cfdisk to 2tb Drive give me this
>
> Warning!!  Unsupported GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected. Use GNU Parted.
>
> since things were not booting up with 2TB so i just installed 320 GB
> HD so that things start well however after installation and after
> successful boot. when i cfdisk the primary partition it give me this
> error .
>
> FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 2: Partition ends in the final partial cylind
> Press any key to exit cfdisk

Please bottom post.

So you are using GPT. You have to use either parted or gdisk with that label.


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