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Re: Error 18
Re: Error 18
Wed, 19 Jul 2006 08:50:25 +1000
The drive is too big for the PC. Use a smaller drive for /boot.
Or boot from some other media, floppy/cd/CF.
On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 04:55:28AM +0000, Alexey Toptygin wrote:
> I have an older IDE drive, a Seagate ST51080A. It responds to probes as
> CHS=2100/16/63 (both according to BIOS autodetection and to the linux
> kernel's /proc/ide/hda/gemoetry 'physical' line), but the drive sticker
> has 2096/16/63 written on it. badblocks -w reports that all 2100 cylinders
> are OK. I've tried booting from it with grub 0.97-12 from Debian install
> media on 2 different pentium systems, but I get Error 18 in all cases.
> I've tried forcing the BIOS geometry to 2100/16/63 and giving a 'geometry
> hd0 2100 16 63' to grub, and likewise with 2096/16/63 and 'geometry hd0
> 2096 16 63', but the result is the same. This is the only drive, and
> device.map correctly has (hd0) /dev/hda.
> What's going on? How can I troubleshoot further? Please Cc: me, I'm not on
> the list.
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- Error 18, Alexey Toptygin, 2006/07/18
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