grub error 18

Goh Lip g.lip at gmx.com
Sun Oct 11 14:31:29 BST 2009


Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
> Goh Lip wrote:
>> Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
>>   
>>> Goh Lip wrote:
>>>     
>>   
>>>>  > Reinstall jaunty, create a /boot partition not more than 150 Mb in 
>>>> the *first* partition and install boot there.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>   
>>>>       
>>> That would have been the first thing I did if grub had immediately given 
>>> me a problem after initial installation. Unfortunately for me, the Linux 
>>> kernel somehow got things sane so you cannot tell from warm reboots. So 
>>> yeah, most probably the BIOS is buggy. /me wonders if you can shrink to 
>>> the end of the partition and not the beginning.
>>>
>>>     
>> Okay, it's better to put boot into first partition especially for older 
>> Bios.  the LVM 1024 cylinder thingy. Just a precaution.
>>   
> 1024 cylinder thingy whether CHS/LBA/LARGE addressing. One cannot resize 
> ext3 filesystems with parted...not with ext_attr feature enabled. 
> Reinstalled from scratch. Saga over.
> 
You're welcome




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