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Old 10-17-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
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Grub problem with two physical hard drives

On my personal computer i just added FC2 on my slave hard drive. However after installing when it goes to boot i get

Grub __

and it just sits there. Worried about my windows partition i restored my windows boot file so i could at least use windows but after many attempts i still cant get grub to work. my question is how can i make it to allow me to choose linux or windows to boot from? should i continue to use grub or should i trie lilo?
Old 10-17-2004, 02:36 PM   #2
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Check how your bios is set to detect the slave drive.
I had the same problem and needed to set the slave bios to auto-detect.
Old 10-17-2004, 03:01 PM   #3
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Check how your bios is set to detect the slave drive.
I had the same problem and needed to set the slave bios to auto-detect.
Adding on to that.....
Also look at the jumper settings on both drives Most likly the Master needs to be setup with the correct pin for Master

And slave drives usaly need no pin to set that drive as slave


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