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Re: problem with GRUB and my BIOS?

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: problem with GRUB and my BIOS?
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 20:47:53 +0100
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On Saturday 21 January 2006 18:21, Marco Gerards wrote:
> Tony Lewis <address@hidden> writes:
> > I discovered a possible GRUB problem when booting from the Xen Live
> > CD.  I raised a bug there:
> >
> > http://bugzilla.xensource.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=464
> >
> > The short version seems to be that GRUB doesn't seem to want to find
> > my CD-ROM drive.  When I boot from the Live CD, it drops me to the
> > "grub>" prompt.  If I type "configfile (<TAB>", I see "fd0 fd1... fd7
> > hd".  No "cd" in there.
> In that case it is not exported by the BIOS.  There is nothing GRUB
> can do about it...

I don't agree. Clearly, his BIOS could boot up the CD itself, and GRUB failed 
in recognizing the drive. I always doubt that the drive detection code for CD 
drives in GRUB is buggy. Unfortunately, I don't have such a drive or BIOS 
which does not work with GRUB, so I cannot debug it myself.


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