bugGnoppix - Bugs: bug #10027, 0.8 Grub Loading Error 21


bug #10027: 0.8 Grub Loading Error 21

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Mon 16 Aug 2004 05:44:41 AM UTC
Category:  booting Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Crash Error Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
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Thu 04 Nov 2004 08:44:38 PM UTC, comment #7: 

I have put together a script to convert the new style iso to to an iso with a floppy boot image.

Run the script on your iso and it will now boot using a floppy image hopefully bypassing the problem.

Available in the Morphix cvs repository :-

I have working with Alextreme and this is likely to been the long term Morphix solution. Maybe this bug could be closed ?

Feedback welcome,
Brendan M. Sleight

Fri 08 Oct 2004 08:12:25 AM UTC, comment #6: 

The same problem: mitac 8640

Sat 18 Sep 2004 12:07:51 AM UTC, comment #5: 

Yep - I am also having this problem - IPC Webnote. It appears to be only laptop that are affected. I have tried

I get error 21 at stage 1.5 - in that the disk does not exist.

I have stripped out all the menus.lst, but with no joy. It ther a preconfig with the compiled grub ?

I have then created a cd-rom using plain old grub. (A new d/load and build.)

I then followed the instructions:-
(no emulation mode in the El Torito specification)
So that I can just boot to grub command line. The devices fd0 and hd0 do exisit but device (cd) does not exist.
For example I do: cat (<<TAB>>
I only get option of fd0 fd1 .. fd8 hd0

A have also tried making a new iso without the -boot-load-size 4  This has no effect on the error.

I google search suggests that upgrading a BIOS in some machine may work. But I have the latest version of BIOS for my machine. IPC - Webnote.

What version/make of BIOS do other poeple have ?

Brendan Sleight <bmsleight>
Fri 17 Sep 2004 11:59:27 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Just wanted to drop a note and say we're working on the issue. This is an issue with the grub version we're using in Morphix at the moment, and will be resolved in a future release.

Alex de Landgraaf

Wed 25 Aug 2004 12:28:53 PM UTC, comment #3: 

This occurs with me as well.

Toshiba Tecra S1 1.6ghz Centrino 512mb RAM. Knoppix et al loads fine

Thu 19 Aug 2004 07:50:14 AM UTC, comment #2: 

hello, same problem with Packard Bell Easynote E3269, toshiba dvd/cdrw

Tue 17 Aug 2004 09:17:42 AM UTC, comment #1: 

hi, i have same problem.laptop acer TravelMate 290, toshiba dvd/cdrw SD-R6112.knoppix or slax boots properly.

Mon 16 Aug 2004 05:44:41 AM UTC, original submission:  

I have a Compaq laptop, 3015US, and your distro refuses to boot. I've downloaded the .8 ISO twice and burned it with different programs, Alcohol and CDBurnerXP Pro. I also tried two differnet burners, a standard TEAC DVD/CDRW combo on my laptop and a Sony DVD RW DRU-530A. I get:

GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 21



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