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i am having problems installing grub on my sata wd raptor. my mobo is an asus a7n8x deluxe. i have an ide harddrive as a primary master, on which i have installed linux, and a sata drive on which windows is installed. in my bios i had to set the boot option to 'scsi' so that my computer boots from my sata drive (windows) and not the ide harddisk.
linux installation's all good. all hardware is properly configured. my ide drive shows up as /dev/hda and sata shows up as /dev/sda. when i try to do,
it happens without any error and grub outputs the contents of device.map file, which are as follows:
which is correct.
the problem begins when i reboot my computer. the system hangs on boot and i don't see the grub menu at all. all i see is grub written at the bottom of the screen. that's it.
btw on my sata drive (windows drive), i have only two partitions, both of which are ntfs.
kindly help me sort out this problem. thanks a lot.
Try using grub-install -v /dev/sda. That is the verbose option (-v). Might give a little insight. So you're trying to put GRUB on your Raptor that has winblows on it... are you nuts!? Anyhow, GRUB is probably hanging because it dosen't know what to do. Infact, it might not even be frozen. Try ctrl+c to get a command line.
If I were you, I would set BIOS to boot from the IDE, and have GRUB in the master boot record on that drive. From there, use GRUB to select what OS you want to launch. Go RTFM (read the ****ing manual) on GRUB =)
thanks. yah i figured it out yesterday, but only got the time to reply today. i had grub installed on my primary ide master. so i am now booting from the ide drive, and from there i am chainloading to my sata windows. no need to install grub on my sata drive.