I'm using mandrake 7.1 and a 40 gig and a 13 gig hard drive each
attached to a built in ata66 controller on my motherboard. Previously I
had my 40 gig drive partitioned up with windows 98 on the primary DOS
partiton, and 5 linux partitons after that. I would run grub and type:
and it would come back with (hd0,4)
I'd then type:
and it would install just fine.
I got a great deal on the 13 gig drive and I have the 40 gig drive
dedicated to windoze, and the 13 gig is going to be all linux. I
installed mandrake 7.1 (for the built in ata66 support) and I can boot
into it jsut fine with the boot floppy. But I can't seem to get grub to
install. The 13 gig drive is all ext2 partitions.
I type: find /boot/grub/stage1
the floppy light comes on and nothing is returned but a prompt.
I then tried to force things using:
root (hdo,0) and it finds that this is a fat partition.
when I type: setup (hd0)
it says file not found.
I tried running grub without a floppy (grub --no-floppy) and I don't get
a floppy light then a do a "find" but it still doesn't find anything.
I tried a forced install using the "install" command without luck either.
I've been poking at the literature and searching dejanews and I haven't
found anyone describing a problem like this or a solution.
I'd love to hear what I'm doing wrong.
Thanks a bunch in advance.