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Old 11-05-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
st3alth
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Question Helping My Debian


Hello,
can anybody help me?

I try to install debian (sarge) on another computer (lets say my friends computer), I put the hd (where debian installed) in master slave (hdc), it work. So i take off the hd and put it in my computer (i make it secondary slave (hdd)). So i change the /etc/fstab and grub (menu.lst), oh yeah the partition is
/boot ===> file system reiserfs
/root ===> file system reiserfs
/swap
/home ===> file system ext3
/var ===> file system reiserfs
/usr ===> file system reiserfs

after i edit thats file (fstab and menu.lst) i reboot my computer, but it won't work. Did anybody know how to make it work?? i Try to chroot the /root partition but i got the error message while i try to grub-install, it say there is no menu.lst in boot partition (cause the boot partiton are in another partiton).

Sorry for this bad language
 
Old 11-05-2005, 01:20 PM   #2
SlackerLX
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WHen Linux installs it detects hardware. Chipsets and stuff... You can't remove HD from alien box and insert into yours. It won't work.; ever.
 
Old 11-05-2005, 03:04 PM   #3
st3alth
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well, my computer friends and mine have the same spec. still it can boot if it different, right? (maybe output the error message). In this case i can't enter my debian box (the grub don't show up and i just want to activate the grub). My friends told me that ur partition must have minimal system to run (like /root, /usr, /boot in one partition so u can chroot it and make it work). But in my case ,my root, usr, and boot in the different partition. Do u have another suggestion beside reformat the partition and reinstall the distro or a bit hacking


I'll be glad if u gave me one

Last edited by st3alth; 11-05-2005 at 03:07 PM.
 
Old 11-05-2005, 03:44 PM   #4
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Did you update the master boot record on your machine and tell it howto boot Debian? If you would tell us exactly what is going wrong someone could probably help more.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 02:45 PM   #5
st3alth
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Ok, it works now

I make it work with lame solution, first i install ubuntu 5.04 so it can make the grub automatic and list the debian image, than i compare the /etc/fstab (in debian drive) with fdisk and edit the menu.lst, restart

then..... amzing it working (my life is better )

thx for the solution
 
  


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