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Re: Non partitioned disk and grub shell

From: Jason Thomas
Subject: Re: Non partitioned disk and grub shell
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 09:16:31 +1100
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so try (hd0)

On Thu, Feb 17, 2005 at 09:30:11PM +0100, DervishD wrote:
>     Hi all :)
>     I have no partitions on my disks, I use the full device (/dev/hda
> and /dev/hdb) as my filesystem under Linux with no problems. The MBR
> of each disk have the IBM partition label signature (that 0x55AA) and
> Linux identifies them as IBM empty partition tables.
>     Isolinux and LILO have no problems with this, but grub seems to
> have. When I run 'grub' I have:
>     grub> find (hd0,0)<TAB>
>     Error 21: Selected disk does not exist.
>     The same command under an identical system, same hardware, even
> hard disks but the disks have one partition, works without problems,
> so I think that is the empty partition table which is causing
> problems.
>     Since my setup is quite uncommon I don't expect GRUB to change
> for supporting it ;)) but I would like to know a solution. Right now
> I cannot empty the disks in order to create partitions on them and
> restore contents afterwards, so my only resource is tweaking the
> partition table. Could I create a fake partition starting in sector
> 0 and ending in the last sector so the layout matches the current
> layout or that won't work? I mean, the disk is currently:
> 0                  X
> ?------------------?
> | MBR | Filesystem |
> ?------------------?
>     well, the MBR is currently the first sector of the ext3
> filesystem. What I want is to add a partition starting at 0 and
> ending at sector 'X' in MBR. Will it work?
>     Thanks a lot in advance :)
>     Ra?l N??ez de Arenas Coronado
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