grub, large drives, and old bios
ressu at ressukka.net
Wed Mar 16 14:02:19 CST 2005
Adam Lydick wrote:
> One of my workstations has a large drive (200GB) and an older bios that
> doesn't seem to support GRUB. (I've only gotten it to work with LILO,
> previously) Thus, the standard warty install fails to boot.
> Could partitioner default to creating a small /boot partition to ensure
> compatibility with somewhat dated systems? I manually partitioned on my
> second try to have a 50MB /boot at the beginning of the disk and
> everything went smoothly (with GRUB).
I recently had to walk (with the marvels of irc) a new user though the
hoops of creating a small /boot to go around this same problem. The
problem appears to be that grub actually reads the filetable and does
the sane thing and refuses to do anything if the partition can't be
either creating a /boot partition by default or giving an alternative to
create /boot per default with some parameter to the installer. this
would make the instructions a lot simpler than to walk a user through
the expert installer.
I don't think there are any sane ways of detecting the problems while
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