This is my first with Mint and what a beautiful distro. I would like to make it my main OS.
But here's my little problem.
I have 3 disks, 1 IDE (20GB) and 2 SATA (2x80GB). No matter how I setup Mint, I can't get it to boot from my IDE HD.
Here's what I tried :
1- Desable the 2 satas in the bios. Install Mint on the IDE. No problem, boot fine and everything works.
2- Re-enable the 2 satas. Of course no more boot from the IDE. Bunch of errors, in summary "doesn't have /sbin/init". Ok must be the order of disks have screw up Grub.
3- Erase my IDE, leave all drives actives. Boot the Live cd, re-install Mint on the ide with no issue. (btw grub sees the first sata as /dev/sda). Reboot from HD no go, the PC says "no system disk found".
4- Restart the whole install but in the "advance setup", I select to put Grub on the IDE drive which is labelled /dev/sdc.
This time, the boot start ok but stop dead with Error 17 cannot mount selected partition.
I tried to go through all the help but I can't get it to boot. Anyone has an idea ? Thanks
grub devicemap file :
hd0 /dev/sda (sata 80gb)
hd1 /dev/sdb (sata 80gb)
hd2 /dev/sdc (ide 20 gb, my boot drive)
kernel /boot/blabla... root=/dev/sdc1 ro quiet
That seems alright but I'm hardly an expert. Btw, the Bios is always set to boot from the Ide.
Last edited by armagedon51
on Fri May 29, 2009 11:56 am, edited 1 time in total.