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Old 09-18-2004, 08:30 PM   #1
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GRUB install problem

I'm trying to install GRUB on hda. I have Mandrake 10.0 and two 40G HDDs. Linux is on the 1st HD and I want to load Win98se and/or WinXP on the 2nd. I uncompressed and compiled grub-0.95 with no errors. when I try to install grug, I get th e following error:
  • I typed: # grub-install /dev/hda
  • Error msg: /dev/hda does not have any corresponding Bios drive .
What does this mean and how do I fix it? Thanx

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Old 09-18-2004, 09:45 PM   #2
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Do you have files in /boot/grub for stage 1.5 stage2?

You could also install grub natively, which works for me. check Grub Installation.


Found this

grub-install /dev/hdi
/dev/hdi does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.

Because at the time you're running grub-install, the Linux driver is
handling the drive and the BIOS may not map correctly (most don't).
I don't recommend you use grub-install. Run grub, then use the "find"
command to find your kernel. You'll see how grub searches drives.
You may have to look at the /boot/grub/ file to see the true
mapping (something like "(hd9) /dev/hdi").

Last edited by leonscape; 09-18-2004 at 09:47 PM.
Old 09-19-2004, 04:04 PM   #3
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Thanx leonscape...with your help I was able to get GRUB working!


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