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Old 07-20-2004, 05:21 PM   #1
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grub-install hangs when I use it...

When I installed Debian sarge it gave an error when I tried to install Grub, so I used LILO. I figured I would just install it manually. So I 'apt-get install grub' and typed 'grub-install --no-floppy /dev/hda' and it just sits there, hung... why??

I have an Opteron on a SK8N mobo with 1gig o ram... 3 hard drives, 2 IDE 1 SCSI... hda and sda are formatted for NTFS (windows /root is on the scsi drive), linux is installed on the primary slave.

Thanks for any help!
Old 08-22-2004, 08:59 AM   #2
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Actually I have a 5x86.

Umm, roughtly speaking if Debian is on primary slave do you mean the second ide and on first controller?

In which case you may consider the linux is /dev/hdb and not hda.
check you /etc/fstab just to be sure.
2) When you first install grub into your mbr, you may not yet have all of the other drives mentioned.
my rough tutorrial may help have a peep at how to install to mbr

3) I don't know debian but b4 you try grub make sure you have a normal rescue floppy or know how to use debian if its cd has a rescue option for LILO.


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