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Old 01-06-2003, 09:06 PM   #16
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Nate, you've never answered my question about how you are moving Grub to the MBR. My guess is this is the problem.

The location of /boot and using ReiserFS are no problems for Grub. You can apparently boot to Linux--as I understand it, by floppy. Doesn't matter. Get Linux up and type this in a terminal (as root):

grub-install /dev/hda

Grub should then adapt to your configuration and install itself in the MBR.

There is no need to reinstall the program--it isn't the problem, getting the boot loader set is the problem.
Old 01-07-2003, 10:38 AM   #17
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Grub Vs. Lilo

I'm looking for a loader for Debian that can overcome the 1023 cylinder limit...can Grub do this? (I had Grub on a RH 7.2 system dualbooted with 2K...) Just installed Debian, can't get the dang thing to boot...need something that can overcome the 1023 limit.

HDA is a WD 40GB NTFS 5 (Straight Win2K) Dont wanna touch this one.

HDD is on the Secondary slave, slaved to the CDROM
HDD1 is a 49MB Ext3 part
HDD2 is a 12GB part used for the fuiles...same FS
HDD3 is a 1.5GB Swap

Need help!


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