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bug #6846: Grub 0.93 refuses to boot from Highpoint 370/2 IDE gives out Error 21

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 28 Nov 2003 06:40:26 PM UTC  
Category:  Booting Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  Duplicate Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name:  ElFarto
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  0.93 Release:  None
Reproducibility:  Every Time Planned Release:  None

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Sat 09 Feb 2008 01:42:08 PM UTC, comment #6: 

This appears to be a duplicate of #2394, in fact.

Paul "TBBle" Hampson <tbble>
Sat 15 Dec 2007 12:31:17 PM UTC, comment #5: 

We've moved to GRUB 2 as a development platform.  Please can you check if this bug still applies there, and if it does, reopen it?


Robert Millan <robertmh>
Project Administrator
Sun 21 Oct 2007 07:34:39 PM UTC, comment #4: 

I get "Error 21" after a fresh install of Ubuntu 7.10 Server. There is only one disk in the system, and I used the "guided, use entire disk" option.

I have an Abit KT7-RAID (BIOS v6.00PG) with an integrated HPT370 RAID (BIOS v1.11.0402) controller. The disk is on the primary master of the HPT370 controller.


Rusty <gicodewarrior>
Sun 13 Feb 2005 05:40:44 PM UTC, comment #3: 

same problem in my HPT370 controller

Fri 17 Sep 2004 05:37:05 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I am also getitng this error on a IPC webnote. I will try downgrading to 0.93.
Currently using grub gfxmenu - so may not be a grub issue.

Brendan Sleight <bmsleight>
Sun 30 May 2004 04:29:36 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I also have a onboard Highpoint 370 controller (on an ABIT-VP6) and am getting Error 21 when Grub tries to load the next stage.

With grub loaded from a floppy, it works fine, and I can do setup fine, but loading grub from the hard disk still fails.

It didn't have this problem before I upgraded the BIOS for the motherboard and HPT370.

Downgrading to the grub in debian woody (0.91) doesn't help.

In fact, even moving the drive to the via686 controller instead of the HPT370 controller still seems to have problems as long as the HPT370 is enabled.

Disabling the HPT370 in BIOS makes grub happy again.
What did I want one of those for anyway.

Kevin Turner <Acapnotic>
Fri 28 Nov 2003 06:40:26 PM UTC, original submission:  

I have a soyo P4 mainboard which has a on board Highpoint 370/372 RAID IDE Controller, even when using the controller in NON RAID mode, Grub 0.93 just craps out with an Error 21 after trying to load stage 2, it's remarkable to mention that i solved the problem by rolling back to Grub 0.92 that seems to handle the hpt controller in the right way, if i boot with a grub floppy into the grub console i can see the hard disk connected to the hpt controller detected as hd0
the disk is used to boot linux, and has 3 partitions (boot,swap,root) formatted with ext3 FS.



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