I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I recently installed Debian Squeeze (Stable) onto my ATA hard drive...completely wiping out my Windows OS ( I did that on purpose
) I chose the total disk install, but when I check disk utility it's showing that I have 3 extensions? Other than that, the install seemed to go flawlessly, but now the only way that I can get debian to boot is if I have the USB stick plugged in. I've checked the boot settings in BIOS, and when I set it to boot from the ATA hard drive, all I get is a black screen with a flashing cursor. I then plug in the USB stick and reset the BIOS to boot from that and it goes just fine. After Debian boots, I can remove the USB stick and everything still works fine. But will not boot up again without the stick plugged in.
I've searched through the forums and I'm thinking it's either a partitioning problem, or something isn't configured right with the ATA hard drive. In case anyone is wondering I have Grub 1.98 installed. At least that is what it's telling me when I type (as root) grub-install -v. Maybe I'm booting from the wrong area? I'm totally confused as to how to fix this.
Can anyone share a link with me as to how to fix this, or explain what you may have done to fix it? I've read that ATA's sometimes don't end up getting installed correctly?