Joined: Mar. 2008
||Posted: May 04 2008,15:48
Thanks very much for your advice.
I did what you said; no luck - got "error 25" upon booting with grub.
Searching the internet for a while I figured out that I need to change CMOS settings in the BIOS to list the HD as "LBA". (I know this is probably obvious to Linux people, but believe me it's completely non-obvious to the casual user!) Setting the HD as LBA allowed me to advance to the next stumbling block: finally I could begin to boot from the HD!
After booting, grub came up, asking me to select some configuration options. I chose what seemed the best choices in each case - sometimes prompted by grub. In the end I had to set monitor res and bit depth. I think I selected 1024 x ? and 16 bits - I'm afraid I didn't record all my choices. At the end of this process the monitor turned itself off and remained black. I suspect I may have erred in my choice of monitor resolution or bit depth.
On the next boot from HD I was told I could change settings with xsetup.sh and even received a prompt (the dsl windows didn't start up) but at the prompt this didn't work.
On the next boot nothing worked at all.
Back to the CD boot.
I thought I'd try lilo instead, so went back do dsl-hdinstall and redid the entire install, this time selecting lilo. Now when I boot from the HD, to my surprise, I still get grub. This time it gives me "error 15". Why is grub still around? I thought I'd cleaned the slate, so to speak.
The process is rather involved! In particular I don't understand why it's so easy to mis-set setup options when booting from the HD (I suspect this is my problem) while booting from a CD is such a snap (I never had to specify any options for my monitor when booting from CD - it just worked).