David Krings wrote: > Hi! > > I have the Asus M2n32-SLI Deluxe board with 2x SATA as RAID1 on the > FakeRAID nVidia SATA controller. F7_64 installed fine and booted fine, > but then I decided to add updates and a good load of applications to the > system. After that the boot hangs at the grub> prompt and that is > basically the point where I need some help. > > Other information in bullet points: > - GRUB installed on MBR of FakeRAID > - worked fine several times > - dual boot with XP64 > - have a Promise IDE controller with 2 PATA drives present > - the F7 install is on the second parition of the mirror raid > > I did try install and setup at the grub prompt, but I have no idea how > the INSTALL_DEVICE is called as it is to be the FakeRAID, which was > named nvidia_andthensomething. > I can boot from the install DVD and get the live system, but when I opt > to repair the existing installation I am always told that GRUB will not > be reinstalled, because I did not install any new kernel modules. THAT > is the biggest disappointment. I can live for now with the annoyance to > potentially have to fix GRUB after installing updates/apps, but I don't > even get really a chance....or better to say, I don't know how. > > Any help is appreciated. > > David > You may want to take a look at /boot/grub/device.map and make sure it is correct. It is possible that until the OS boots, and loads its own driver, that the drive is /dev/sda instead of what ever it is called when the RAID is active. (From what little I know about fake-RAID, it requires the proper OS driver to be loaded before you really have RAID.) Another possibility, but not one I would expect to run into with a modern BIOS, is that the update moved the kernel, or the inital RAM disk image, to a part of the hard drive that the BIOS can not access. But if that were the case, I would expect the old kernel to still boot. (This was why a separate /boot partition near the start of the drive was used in the past.) Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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