I am installing Fedora Core 5 on my MSI K8NGM2-FID. I run into some problems I would like to share. (I used LILO before, it is much easier, but you have to evolve.)
I have a PATA and a SATA drive. I wanted to boot on the SATA.
The whole problem with GRUB (v0.97) is that it doesn’t guess the correct value !
I tried to use the utilities : grub-install or even the setup command of the grub shell, but neither works !!
First : it doesn’t find the right BIOS disk number.
Second : it doesn’t see that /boot has its own partition.
So you better do it yourself : use the install command :
- Modify your device.map with the right BIOS values.
- Modify your grub.conf to use (hd0,0) and a /boot partition. It is generally the case.
- Enter the grub shell with
and type :
install (hd0,0)/grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0,0)/grub/stage2 p /grub/grub.conf
One good point with GRUB, is that even in case of problems, as long as it has loaded stage1, you get a shell where you can type the command necessary to boot your system.