Saturday, October 22, 2005

Grub error 18

Well - I installed Suse 10 alongside WinXP on my home system. I recently upgraded the dying hard disk from 60GB to 180GB (supposedly a 200GB HD - but you know the score).

During the install and after the 1st CD - the system reboots as expected but fails to restart with "grub error 18".

It turned out that creating a boot partition 0f 0.5 GB (probably 100MB would do) fixed the problem. It seems that grub has an issue with large partitions.

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