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Old 03-02-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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kernel panic when added new hard drive


Hi im having problems to use grub for a dual windows and linux system

what i did is to make a clean install of suse10.2 on my first hard drive
(at this stage it was the only hard drive on my system)

Then i needed to install windows and just to be sure that windows setup wont write anything on the linux drive mbr i just plugged out my linux drive and i installed windows xp

They only way i can boot my windows now is to press F8 on boot to get the boot menu from bios and select windows hard disk to boot.. no problem there.. i think somehow linux drive is the default to boot.

But when i have the windows drive plugged in and i want to boot linux i get a kernel panic message i could copy the message (i will do if is necessary).

I can only boot linux if i take the windows drive off the system.

So what i want to do is to just to make grub boot normal linux with the windows drive on the system and also add windows to grub.

To be honest i didnt searched a lot to the forums to find the solution on my own because i couldnt copy the kernel panic message. (I HATE PEN AND PAPER )

Last edited by kaviazzz; 03-02-2007 at 08:38 PM.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 08:48 PM   #2
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Check your drive jumpers. Don't assume that you know what they should be. Read the label on each disk for running alone and running as either master or slave. I had some trouble with some Maxtor hard drives because I set the jumper to Master when the drive was running alone. That turned out to be a mistake on that particular model. The drive only worked properly when I set the jumper to 'cable select'. So read the label on each disk to see what the jumper settings should be.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 08:58 PM   #3
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Check your drive jumpers. Don't assume that you know what they should be. Read the label on each disk for running alone and running as either master or slave. I had some trouble with some Maxtor hard drives because I set the jumper to Master when the drive was running alone. That turned out to be a mistake on that particular model. The drive only worked properly when I set the jumper to 'cable select'. So read the label on each disk to see what the jumper settings should be.
I agree completely with you. And I also have been on the bad end of Maxors "Mistake". Try Cable Select just to see what happens. Also, remember that in order for the Cable Select to work, the HD that you want to be master HAS to be the HD at the end of the cable! Otherwise it doesn't work right

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Old 03-03-2007, 02:28 PM   #4
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well guys my problem to setup the grub and solve the kernel panic problem

my hard disks are Sata the first one is on SATA1 and the second on SATA3


i copied some lines of my error.... says that

umount /dev: Device busy
umount /dev: Device busy
umount /dev/pts: Device busy
umount /dev/pts: Device busy

kernel panic - not syncing : Attemted to kill init...

i want to mention again that i can boot the linux system if i take the second windows hard disk out of the system...

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Old 03-04-2007, 07:02 PM   #5
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any 1 ??????????
 
  


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