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Old 08-10-2008, 02:58 PM
Ariel Garcia
Default D-Installer: GRUB fails to install boot loader


i am trying to perform a network install with Debian Installer, which is
failing when installing the GRUB loader with

"Unable to install GRUB in (hd0)"
Executing 'grub-install (hd0)' failed.

and in the console i see:

Cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/sdq2. Check our device.map.
error: Running 'grub-install --no-floppy --recheck "(hd0)"' failed.

The problematic system:
IBM woodcrest blade with Intel 5000P chipset, "LSI Logic/Sym bios Logic
SAS1064ET PCI-Express-MPT SAS" SCSI controller, Qlogic ISP2422-based 4Gb
FC adapter with several SAN Luns attached (that why the local disk appears
as /dev/sdq...)

The partition table: cat /proc/partitions

major minor #blocks name
(... ram0 to ram15 here...)
65 0 71687000 sdq
65 1 8474256 sdq1 (swap)
65 2 6000277 sdq2 (/ )
65 3 57207465 sdq3 (unmounted)

I also tried to run grub-install by hand from the rescue/debug shell,
# grub-installer '(hd0)'
Wrong number of args: mapdevfs <path>

The same error happens when trying with any other hd number (including
(hd15), (hd16) etc) and with the --recheck options.

I tried to intercept and log into a file the parameters mapdevfs is getting
but i also don't get any.

Lilo DID install without problems on the MBR.

Where could be the problem? I couldn't find anything relevant after a lot
of searching in google and in the debian lists.

Thanks for any tip!
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