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Old 02-27-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
oskar
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new harddisk - grub error 22 at stage 1.5


I have suse10 installed.
onboard disk controller: ASRock CK8s (v2.5)
IDE controller: Promise Ultra 133TX2 (I read elsewhere that GRUB is known to have problems with some Promise controllers)

Currently I have 1 drive at each controller. They were already attached before installing linux.
If I try to attach a new drive, no matter where I get error22 at stage 1.5

according to the grub manual *cannot post url until I have 5 posts*

Quote:
Errors Reported by the Stage 1.5
The general way that the Stage 1.5 handles errors is to print an error number in the form "Error: " and then halt. Pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del will reboot.

The error numbers correspond to the Errors Reported by the Stage 2 in the listed sequence.
Error reports by stage2...
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Error 22 : No such partition

This error is returned if a partition is requested in the device part of a device- or full file name which isn't on the selected disk.
Jumpers are set to CS.
The drive is correctly recogniced by the BIOS.
If I boot from the suse install dvd with a new drive attatched I can only boot with the 'rescue system' option.
Then 'fdisk -l' shows the drive correctly.

Since the word 'multibooting' showed up in the error report - taking a wild guess here. I still have winxp on hda. But I would not mind removing it from the bootmanager and accessing it with a start disk.

---edit---
corrected error message to avoid confusion.

Last edited by oskar; 03-05-2006 at 01:34 PM.
 
Old 02-27-2006, 07:32 PM   #2
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Regarding Promise controllers, the one you have (along with the ATA100 version of the card) works very well with Grub and the 2.6 kernel.

The Promise Ultra100/133 TX2 controllers are probably the IDE controllers-of-choice for anyone needing to add another or a faster IDE channel to their system. However, the Promise SATA controllers tend to be poorly supported under the 2.6 kernel, if supported at all. Too bad.

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The grub error message you looked up seems to be the wrong one. You quoted the message for error 20, whereas error 22 should be:

Quote:
Error 22 : No such partition

This error is returned if a partition is requested in the device part of a device- or full file name which isn't on the selected disk.

Source: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/man...1_002e5-errors
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If I understand you correctly, you have a functional installation of Suse 10, but can no longer boot Suse if you add a third drive to the system.

The simplest way to track down the problem is to (1) make a Grub Boot Floppy from Suse, (2) install the third drive, (3) boot using the Grub Boot Floppy and (4) then follow the Installing Grub Natively instructions to locate Suse and to reconfigure grub, paying close attention to the results of the grub “find” command.

Before you start, you can run the grub shell from the Suse command prompt to become familiar with the “find” command.

*Making a Grub Boot Floppy: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/man...UB-boot-floppy

*Installing Grub Natively: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/man...-GRUB-natively

Last edited by WhatsHisName; 02-27-2006 at 07:34 PM.
 
Old 03-05-2006, 01:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help...

I decided to try lilo, before messing around with grub, and it worked.
God bless Yast, you just have to click bootloader and choose lilo from a dropdown menue.

(Sorry, if I knew it was that easy, I wouldn't have posted it) Hope it helps someone else.

Last edited by oskar; 03-05-2006 at 01:37 PM.
 
  


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