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Re: SATA boot crash

From: Thomas Andrews
Subject: Re: SATA boot crash
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 17:32:59 +0200
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On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 11:12:27AM +0200, Thomas Andrews wrote:

> I get garbage displayed as soon as either the MBR or stage 1 is loaded,
> and the machine crashes. I've just installed two brand new Western
> Digital WD3200YS disk in a (debian) RAID-1 configuration. I have an
> Intel PERL 2.8GHz motherboard.
> I'm currently booting from a grub floppy until I can fix this. The
> previous disks in the machine were IDE disks, and grub worked fine. The
> new disks have all the old data, so all the grub files are present.

Update: Am I correct in concluding that the MBR loading process is
failing? I can get my grub menu up by booting from a floppy and then
typing the following:

    grub> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    grub> chainloader +1
    grub> boot

Once I do that I get the normal boot menu, and all is well.

(By the way, just before doing this, I installed grub on both (hd0) and
(hd0,0) so that I could do this experiment. It seems that you can't use
chainloader +1 on (hd0) - only (hd0,0))


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