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Old 05-07-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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Problem installing linux... Please help GRUB error 21


Hello,

I am a total newbie to linux and would appreciate someones advice.

Basically last night i formatted my PC and deleted all partitions, i then wanted to install Red Hat Enterprise 5 as my only OS. But have encounted problems.

Basically i get grub error 21....

So i deleted all partitions and tried using Mandriva

Same problem

also same problem with Ubuntu

What would be causing this problem?

I have had to resort to installing Windows XP...... and i really wanna learn Linux

From what i understand Grub error 21 means it basically cannot find the drive.

The specs of my PC are

Core2 1.86
3GB RAM
400GB IDE HDD
ASUS MB
etc


PLEASE HELP!!!!
 
Old 05-07-2007, 08:04 PM   #2
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What kind of hard drive - SATA PATA something else? Are you using a RAID?
 
Old 05-07-2007, 08:05 PM   #3
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IDE HDD, No RAID

its just a single 400GB IDE HDD
 
Old 05-07-2007, 09:01 PM   #4
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How far into the installation process are you getting? And what was the configuration before you deleted all partitions?

Please provide as much detail as possible.

Hunch: Machine is not booting from CD, and old GRUB can't find any partitions
 
Old 05-07-2007, 09:14 PM   #5
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I can complete the installation process

after the reboot it gets stuck on GRUB

b4 hand i was running Vista with one single 400GB partition

Thanks.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 09:53 PM   #6
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doesnt error 21 mean its booting off of the wrong parition or is that error 22?
 
Old 05-08-2007, 04:49 AM   #7
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Does anyone else have any thoughts?
 
Old 05-08-2007, 11:07 AM   #8
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Any more help people???

Plz
 
Old 05-08-2007, 11:52 AM   #9
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Please see the first three posts in this thread (and follow their suggested links):
http://www.mepis.org/node/7330

Hope that fixes it for you.
 
  


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