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Re: [vox-tech] Help - Grub error 21



On Wed 23 Feb 05,  8:42 AM, Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com> said:
> Quoting Chris Jenks (jenks@resonance.org):
> 
> >   I can sure sympathize. I just got through "playing" with my Dad's 
> > system, with Debian on the primary master and WinXP on the secondary 
> > master. He is leery of getting stuck in Linux, so being unable to boot 
> > Linux for several months didn't help! The symptoms were, using a recent 
> > install of Sarge from CD, that grub would repeat "GRUB GRUB ...", or LILO 
> > would give "L 99 99..." or "L 02 02..." depending on whether I reran lilo. 
> > The fix was to go into the bios and change the setting for the primary 
> > master (containing Linux) from "auto" to "user", which caused the setting 
> > for the number of heads for the disk to change from 16 (I think) to 255, 
> > and reduced the number of clusters. This allowed Debian to boot, but 
> > Windows would hang. I had to remap the drives in lilo.conf to get Windows 
> > to boot properly.
> 
> You can alternatively provide the drive geometry settings explicitly in
> a lilo.conf "append=" directive.
> 
> ...while, of course, also sacrificing a chicken to the insane gods of
> ATA.
 
...while chanting "ATA Akbar!"

Pete

PS- Would this joke be considered PC or non-PC?   ;) 

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