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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:29 am    Post subject: grub boot w/ screwed bios Reply with quote

im booting grub from a harddisk that is not correctly recognised by bios.
the nice part:
when HDD set to manual, 16 cyls, 63 heads, 1024 sectors, 500+some MB the mbr is read correctly, grub stage 1 initializes correctly (i assume)

the bad part:
grub (stage 1) says:
Code:
GRUB: hard disk error

which means
man grub wrote:
The stage2 or stage1.5 is being read from a hard disk, and the attempt to determine the size and geometry of the hard disk failed.


now... does anyone know a way to PREdetermine the size/geometry?

btw: a bios upgrade may solve this problem, but there is none (afair), so i wanna try it that way...
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