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RE: INSTALL_DEVICE can be a GRUB device name or a system device filename
Gregg C Levine
RE: INSTALL_DEVICE can be a GRUB device name or a system device filename.
Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:32:06 -0500
And yes you have collided with one of the pitfalls of the peculiar habits of
writing documentation that are found within Linux.
In your case the device file-name must be the device name for your drive.
For example on my Linux box, I have one ATA drive there, the boot and root
partition is A, so it becomes /dev/hda1a and the swap one is on /dev/hda1b.
Since yours is probably a SATA drive who looks like a biggish SCSI drive to
most Linux systems it is indeed connected there. So part of the problem is
that the installer isn't configuring your drive correctly.
I suggest besides allowing the discussion to continue on the regular list
despite it being an Ubuntu issue that you bring it to the attention of
theirs via their regular discussion sites.
Subscription to the regular list is also suggested.
Gregg C Levine address@hidden
"The Force will be with you always." Obi-Wan Kenobi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: RedMan [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:20 AM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: INSTALL_DEVICE can be a GRUB device name or a system device
> Hello. I am new in ubuntu and I had this error when I want to creat dual
> boot (xp-ubuntu) and at this command: sudo grub-install
> /dev/sdb7 , the maghine told me this: Unrecognized option
> Usage: grub-install [OPTION] install_device
> Install GRUB on your drive.
> INSTALL_DEVICE can be a GRUB device name or a system device filename.
> grub-install copies GRUB images into the DIR/boot directory specfied by
> --root-directory, and uses the grub shell to install grub into the boot
> Report bugs to <address@hidden>.
> I`ve read this and I found that I can send you this bug. I still cannot
> dual boot, but i can boot from cd live - Boot from HDD.
> I don`t know if this is a bug or not, but that`s what machine told me.
> If you can help me set dual boot, please do it. If not, ... that`s it :)
> I will continue boot from cd. Thanks and good luck
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