Joined: 12 Sep 2002
Location: fr. i. br. (ger)
|Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:29 am Post subject: grub boot w/ screwed bios
|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:
|GRUB: hard disk error |
|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...