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Old 02-29-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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grub help!

I installed fedora 8 on a dell with a 250gig hard drive I put fedora on the last 117gig of space now I get error from grub error2 and no boot of course!
any one know how I can fix this problem? pls help!!

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Where did you install grub?
Try this;
go into your BIOS and reset the IDE hard-drive settings from (Auto) to a DMA mode the hard-drive does not recognise, e.g. On the following two motherboards, Asus A8V Deluxe and Asus A7V 880, the hard-drives are seen automatically and the drives set according to the reported back DMA mode is auto-selected (using Seagate Barracuda 120gb, 250gb, and 320gb ATA {also known as PATA} 16mb cache drives are seen as UDMA modes 5 and 6, and Hitachi Deskstar 80gb.
Set the value to one NOT recognised by the drive (ignore motherboard modes) and set them to UDMA 4, if your drive uses DMA4 or UDMA 4 use a lower value or adjust accordingly.
This will force the grub loader to read the relevant DMA/UDMA mode directly from the drive and not from the motherboard BIOS, so it then selects the correct mode and can read the drive. (If it trys to read from the motherboard BIOS it stalls and this is where the problem [BUG] occurs.

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