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    Grub2 No Such Disk

    I have a Dell machine with two hard drives that has Windows XP Home on the first disk (sda) and I just installed Karmic to the second hard disk(sdb) and when the install finished installing Grub2 to the MBR and the system restarted, I get the no such disk error and the grub rescue prompt. There is no option in BIOS to boot from the second disk.

    What do I need to do to get this working?

    Thanx,
    Ronnie
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    Re: Grub2 No Such Disk

    Here is the output of fdisk -l via the LiveCD
    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000001
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1           4       32098+  de  Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2   *           5        9725    78083932+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xd135d135
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *           1        1284    10313698+  83  Linux
    /dev/sdb2            1551       14593   104767897+   5  Extended
    /dev/sdb3            1285        1550     2136645   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdb5            8203       14593    51335707+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sdb6            1551        8202    53432127   83  Linux
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
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    Re: Grub2 No Such Disk

    Ok, I used Lilo to repair the MBR and remove grub. Now to swap the master/slave and let grub be where it can work right.
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