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Old 12-29-2004, 08:46 AM   #1
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Ubuntu Warty Live CD grub error 21 on boot

Hi all,

hope to have picked the right forum... I am planning to evaluate Ubuntu for it is debian based (I love apt!) and easy to set up (so they say), but..

On Startup I get an error message:

GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 21

The md5 match, the burn process with verification did not yield an error.

Is this a known issue? Can anyone help?

Thanks for your time!

Yours, Peter
Old 01-24-2005, 10:41 AM   #2
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your menu file is pointing to a hard drive NUMBER that does not exist

post your /etc/fstab & /boot/grub/menu.lst and describe your hardware like below if you still have probs

eg I have one ide primary master with secondary as cd burner
I also have one sata and one usb zip drive
Old 01-24-2005, 11:20 AM   #3
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Well, I solved the problem differently ... I took another box that was idling around and tested the Live Boot there. Never been a grub friend, either The only point that puzzeles me is that the laptop I tested it smoothly starts knoppix and a HD installed debian - well, using lilo, actually.

Thanks for your help; If I should run into that again, I will remember - menus.lst. hm.



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