I installed 8.04 on an Asus Eee but cannot get it to fully boot. The install was straightforward: Xandros on internal 4GB - hd(0,0) - and Hardy on 8GB SD - hd(1,0). I took the Guide option and gave the installer the full SD to keep the install vanilla. The only thing that I did was to take the option to install GRUB to /dev/sdb to keep it out of the way of the Xandros install. Here is what happened:
- For Xandros GRUB showed a drive of hd(0,0) and for Hardy hd(1,0)which is correct BUT all GRUB options produced ERROR 15 - File not found.
- Changing Xandros drive to hd(1,0) booted Xandros all the way through.
- Changing Hardy to hd(0,0) booted Hardy to the logon screen but once user/ password were entered the screen went a light tan blank except for the cursor which still worked. Pressing the I/O button dropped Linux off the screen into the command line showing various drivers got the shut down signal and then Linux ended.
- Changing Hardy to hd(0,0) and logging on to a failsafe terminal got to a command line that works fine.
- All other logon options do NOT work.
I would assume
- the kernel is not loading X11 or whatever since I can logon to a command prompt but nothing else.
- the kernel is looking on a path where it cannot find what needs to be loaded next (though it does find base drivers).
- the issue is a bad install.
My problems at this point are
- With such a straightforward install I do not know what was done wrong.
- I do not know why the GRUB command execution expects the hd's to be "reversed".
- I would not know where to begin to look for what needs to load next.
- Even if I did know I would suspect that after the next fix there is a next bad path and next and next ...
Help and thoughts would be greatly appreciated.