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Old 11-04-2005, 08:07 AM   #1
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Linux Rescue - Help Needed - No Corresp. BIOS Drive?


I am running Red Hat EL 4.

Recently my system crashed. When I tried rebooting, I got a Boot Failure message.

I have since booted up from my Red Hat installation disk #1. I typed 'linux rescue' to begin the system recovery process. I was able to successfully mount /mnt/ I thought I was in luck.

My plan was to reinstall GRUB since the rest of the file system is intact.

chroot /mnt/sysimage

/sbin/grub-install /dev/hdb

However, when I try to run the 'grub-install', I get this error message:

"hdb does not have any corresponding BIOS drive."

I get this error message on any of the partitions I try the grub-install on.

I'm stumped at this point. Can anyone advise?? Much thanks in advance.

Josh in Tampa
Old 11-04-2005, 08:51 AM   #2
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Perhaps It's Related To My Partition Being hdb Instead Of hda??

I've noticed that my partition is named 'hdb', which if I'm not mistaken means it is a slave drive.

Is it possible to rename my 'hdb' drive to 'hda' so that it might be recognized as the primary??

Please help if you can. Thank you.
Old 11-04-2005, 01:20 PM   #3
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Try installing GRUB on the hda boot mbr. Configure it to boot up your operating system on hdb. If you have other operating systems on other partitions, you can add them to the GRUB boot menu as well.


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