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  1. grub: no corresponding BIOS drive

    hello,

    i got a problem with my new ubuntu installation.

    that is the situation:

    fdisk -l:

    Disk /dev/hda: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xa032a032

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 1087 8731296 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda2 1088 4978 31254457+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda3 4979 10011 40427572+ 8e Linux LVM
    /dev/hda5 1088 4978 31254426 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Disk /dev/hdb: 34.2 GB, 34219745280 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4160 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xadc3adc3

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdb2 2 3328 26724127+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hdb3 3329 4160 6683040 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hdb5 2 3328 26724096 7 HPFS/NTFS

    as you can see, the ubuntu is installed into a LVM on hda3 so the partition
    can increase and the windows system can downsize with the migration
    process. Installing grub with a dual boot caused the following error:

    grub-install --recheck /dev/hda
    /dev/mapper/buro-root does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.

    current, LILO is installed.

    thank you and wishing happy holidays

    jan

  2. Re: grub: no corresponding BIOS drive

    On Wed, 26 Dec 2007 12:28:15 +0100, Jan Teichmann wrote:

    > hello,
    >
    > i got a problem with my new ubuntu installation.
    >
    > that is the situation:
    >
    > fdisk -l:
    >
    > Disk /dev/hda: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track,
    > 10011 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk
    > identifier: 0xa032a032
    >
    > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hda1 * 1 1087 8731296 7
    > HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda2 1088 4978 31254457+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/hda3 4979
    > 10011 40427572+ 8e Linux LVM /dev/hda5 1088 4978 31254426 7 HPFS/NTFS
    >
    > Disk /dev/hdb: 34.2 GB, 34219745280 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track,
    > 4160 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk
    > identifier: 0xadc3adc3
    >
    > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hdb2 2 3328 26724127+ f W95
    > Ext'd (LBA) /dev/hdb3 3329 4160 6683040 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/hdb5 2 3328
    > 26724096 7 HPFS/NTFS
    >
    > as you can see, the ubuntu is installed into a LVM on hda3 so the
    > partition can increase and the windows system can downsize with the
    > migration process. Installing grub with a dual boot caused the following
    > error:
    >
    > grub-install --recheck /dev/hda
    > /dev/mapper/buro-root does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.
    >
    > current, LILO is installed.
    >
    > thank you and wishing happy holidays


    1) Why would you use grub-install with lilo?

    2) Where is your /boot?

    You need a non-lvm partition for /boot to start the boot process from.
    That will load the initrd, which will have the drivers for LVM, which
    will in turn boot your OS. Your boot loader will not boot from an LVM
    partition, to the best of my knowledge. At least, I've never tried to do
    it, and was always told it doesn't work. Same goes for software RAID.
    You cannot access the Logical volumes without the driver, and the driver
    cannot load until the initrd loads a temp kernel.




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