I just did a fresh install of Windows XP MCE on the master end on an 80GB IDE drive. Then I connected my 2TB RAID1 and another 1TB SATA drive and booted into Windows. I set the 2TB drive to be 'X' and did nothing with the 1TB drive. Thinking I'm so clever I powered down and added a second 80GB IDE drive to the slave end of the cable (CS on both IDEs). I booted from DVD and installed Mepis 11 to that second drive.
/sda1 = First disk of 2TB RAID1 volume
/sdc1 = Second disk of 2TB RAID1 volume
/sdd1 = Windows XPMCE
/sde1 = Mepis 11 64 bit
Somewhere in there is my SATA burner where the live DVD is currently running.
Anyway, I told the Mepis installer to install to /sde and install Grub to MBR on /sdd. It finished and rebooted.
And now I'm looking at an infinite grub loop.
Here's a copy of my /boot/grub/menu.lst:
color cyan/blue white/blue
title MEPIS at sde1, newest kernel
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sde1 nomce quiet splash vga=788
title MEPIS at sde1, kernel 2.6.36-1-mepis64-smp
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.36-1-mepis64-smp root=/dev/sde1 nomce quiet splash vga=788
title Windows XP Media Center Edition at sdd1
map (hd0) (hd3)
map (hd3) (hd0)
Anyone know why it goes into an infinite grub loop? Is there anything in the menu.lst that stands out? What BIOS settings are known to cause this problem? I'll try running the 'repair system boot' from the live DVD. Any other ideas? Thanks.
Abit AB9 Pro
Core 2 Duo 6400
4x1GB Corsair DDR2-800
Nvidia Geforce 7900GS KO