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peterfc 09-17-2006 10:43 AM

Grub Loading, Please Wait Error 18
Hi All

I am trying to load a boxed version Suse 10.1 on my backup machine. During installation after the first cd on the reboot i get a message"Grub Loading Stage 1.5"
"Grub Loading, Please Wait Error 18."

I have loaded without problem on Dell inspiron 11, Dells Demension 2400 and a Dell Demention 1100 all run great. I am now trying to load on a machine used only for backup and storeage of data. Windows Xp home is on. The spec is Pentium 3, 2x 80gb hard drives, cdrw, 512ram. Hope someone can help as this machine has of historical data.


bigrigdriver 09-17-2006 11:01 AM


18 : Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS
This error is returned when a read is attempted at a linear block
address beyond the end of the BIOS translated area. This generally
happens if your disk is larger than the BIOS can handle (512MB for
(E)IDE disks on older machines or larger than 8GB in general).
Check the BIOS to be certain it correctly reports the size of the hard drive. At the right end of the line which gives cylinders, heads, and sectors, there is a field to change from NORMAL to LBA.

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