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Old 03-05-2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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grub can't find kernel files

I have been trying to install Arch Linux.
I have two internal hard drives, the first one holds a working Windows partition.
I want to install arch on the second drive.
I ran the auto prepare option on thé arch cd on the second drive,
It created a boot partition sdb1,swap sdb2, / sdb3 and /home
I then installed grub in sdb (it didn't give me much choice, but it must have been installed in thé nbr)
The grub config file looked like
Root (hd1,0)
Kernel : /vmlinuz-linux Root: smth ugly by uuid. Ro

From bios, if i boot the second hdd, i get to the grub menu, then it gives an error file not found.

If i mount dev/sdb1, i can find the correct kernel file and grub files.

Could anyone suggest a fix to my situation ?

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:06 AM   #2
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Installing GRUB fails on Windows machine

At the outset let me say that I do not understand why you do not use Windows boot loader on the first disks MBR. But, since you asked here are two links that offer some advice (approach with caution) on disconnecting and then installing Linux an the second hard drive with a boot loader on the second hard drive. Remedies include unplugging the windows hard drive and changing the bios each time to boot up to Linux.

You should have no need to do either, Windows is quite capable of loading your Linux partition from it's own boot loader.

Anyway here are two links, I hope they help.

Arch-Linux Link

Ubuntu Linux Link
Old 03-05-2012, 09:25 AM   #3
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I did it this way because it looked like thé easiest way to set it up, since the arch cd should have done it on its own.

I'm already, changing thé bios each time.

Could you please give me some link on how to setup Windows boot loader ?
Édit : nvm i'll try using Windows boot loader as described from your links, thank you

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