mindcandy wrote:Hi, I'm a complete newb to linux so apologies if this is my fault somehow but here goes:
error msg: Executing 'grub-install (hd0)' failed. This is a fatal error.
Machine is as follows:
Dual 3.2Ghz Xeon CPU's
2Gb PC3200 Ram
4x 80Gb Hdd configured as RAID 5 via Adaptec 2400A ATA Raid controller.
Asus PCH-DL mobo
NVidia GeForce 5700
LiveCD seems to work fine although I don't seem to be able to access the hard drive (which I assume is hd0 under Linux rather than C: ).
Would love to get this up and running since Linux Mint LiveCD has impressed me considerably (I've been trying Linux every year for about 6 years now and Daryna is the first distro to find and make 'most' of my hardware work without pain).
Everything works under windows XP so I'm sure its not a hardware issue.
Hi. Welcome to Linux Mint and Linux in general. I hope your experience is a pleasant one, now that you are free from viruses, DRM, malware and vendor lock-in.
But enough soapboxing.
* For a smoother experience, I do not reccomend a "newb" use a BETA Linux distro. Please try Mint 3.1 Celena, or at least be prepared for potential frustrations.
* "hd0" is technically the hard drive, yes, but in normal parlance, no one says "hd0". That is specifically how GRUB, the boot loader, thinks of hard drives, and not how you or me or your Linux system in general thinks of hard drives. Ususally, in Linux, one refers to a specific part of the filesystem: "my home directory" or "/var" or "/tmp" and the actual hard drives themselves are abstracted out.
And finally, good luck!