Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56408
grub-install reports "/dev/hda4 does not have any corresponding BIOS drive"
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
grub can't seem to install itself to the HD on my Dell Latitude C600
"sudo /sbin/grub-install '(hd0)'" reports:
/dev/hda4 does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Borrow my laptop
2. Login as root
3. /sbin/grub-install '(hd0)'
Actual Results: Error message as above.
Expected Results: I've never seen grub run successfully, I dunno!
"fdisk -l /dev/hda" reports:
"Partition table entries are not in disk order."
Drive is an IBM-DJSA-220. This partition setup was done using Partition
What do /boot/grub/grub.conf and /boot/grub/device.map look like?
/boot/grub/device.map only contained one entry, for (fd0). I added an entry for
(hd0) and grub-install says it has worked. Rebooting now...
It worked, but how do I make it graphical? :)
What does your /boot/grub/grub.conf look like? You need something like
(assumign that you don't have a separate /boot)
My /boot is in fact a separate partition, /dev/hda4. I added:
And now it works beautifully. Resolved, thanks!