Grub Not Running When 3 Partitions (Breezy)
maihem at maihem.org
Tue Mar 14 00:26:10 UTC 2006
Kent Borg wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 05:53:08PM -0500, Phillip Susi wrote:
>> Maybe if you could explain what you mean by "it doesn't work", such as
>> what error message you get.
> No error message, the computer goes on to try other boot options, such
> as ethernet...
> Grub never runs, the disk is not seen as bootable. The fact I can run
> grub off a floppy and boot successfully is, I think, a key clue.
You may have a BIOS that attempts to ensure you have either DOS or
Windows installed. Assuming this disk has an MS-DOS partition table, you
need to mark exactly one of them active so the BIOS thinks you've got
DOS or Windows installed on it.
If you have a partition table format from any other operating system,
you may be out of luck unless you wipe it and recreate it as an MS-DOS one.
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