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Format For Printing -XML -Clone This Bug -Top of page First Last Prev Next This bug is not in your last search results. and most distro are not designed to boot from a USB device. Error 18 - Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, I am running Jaunty Jackalope on a new machine and after a recent update I got the following message So the problem is just the new Grub install in the SSD's MBR. this contact form

I've got a couple of rigs with 3 and 4 drives in each and both follow this pattern. On any further try I get error 18 "Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by bios". Is this the beginnings of a failing HDD? If this isn't your case read on.

Any ideas? For Linux some do but I expect most won't entertain such a move. Advertisement jrbuergel Jim Thread Starter Joined: Jan 17, 2004 Messages: 772 The internal Linux and XP do boot fine, but all 5 Linux installed on the external sata drive do not Solved: grub error 18; Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by jrbuergel, Aug 2, 2011.

The first partition, the XP NTFS one, is 90 GB. Some information can be found here http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/p15.html#18 From my point of view this is not something which can be fixed in grub - closing. Comment 2 Winfrid Tschiedel 2013-03-19 08:44:08 EDT (In reply to comment #1) > Hi, the error message is addressing exceeding of BIOS limitations. Instead of installing grub to /dev/hda1, it should be /dev/hda (without the partition number).

Technical Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Advanced Search Forum Community Help: Check the Help Files, then come here to ask! If your Ubuntu is in the 2nd partition of the 1st disk, known to Grub as (hd0,1) then boot up Ubuntu CD, click terminal and type Code: sudo su grub root http://www.supergrubdisk.org/forum/index.php?topic=150.0 after that the upgrading continued wherein only the fist cd of fedora core 5 installation was used.

BLKRRPART: Invalid argument OK Disk /dev/mapper/pdc_bjfeeibeeb: 19444 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track Warning: extended partition does not start at a cylinder boundary. Ludmil actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said on 2009-12-12: #3 Yep sounds like your data needs fscking. So it doesn't matter where exactly Grub is installed, if it's somewhere on the SSD, it fails...edit: Concerning using UUIDs: I couldn't find any howto regarding Grub (legacy) configuration with UUID's. Regards Deepan codeshepherd, Mar 28, 2008 #1 will_ Messages: 2 I'm having the same problem.

Maybe you try to set that for your sdb grub partition? boot priority - hd0 - sdaSSD - 2. The SSD is a Crucial M4 128GB.Thanks for any hints,PhotonX Last edited by PhotonX (2012-07-26 06:04:53) Desktop: http://www.sysprofile.de/id15562, Arch Linux | Notebook: Thinkpad X200 Tablet, ManjaroThe very worst thing I just didn't know if this was something I should be worried about (hard drive).

but it did not help. weblink Join our site today to ask your question. Offline #5 2012-05-18 21:13:53 PhotonX Member From: Munich Registered: 2008-08-10 Posts: 433 Re: [Solved] Grub errors 18 and 22 when booting from SSD I created a /boot partition now:$ LANG=C sudo Windows boots just fine from GRUB.

Powered by vBulletin Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Linux and Unix > Computer problem? Topics: Active | Unanswered Index »Installation »[Solved] Grub errors 18 and 22 when booting from SSD Pages: 1 #1 2012-05-18 08:34:48 PhotonX Member From: Munich Registered: 2008-08-10 Posts: 433 [Solved] Grub navigate here jrbuergel, Aug 2, 2011 #1 Sponsor saikee Joined: Jun 11, 2004 Messages: 3,782 This error has one cure if your 5 Linux are store at the end of a 2TB

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None of the MS Windows will boot if the same disk is hooked up as a USB external hdd.

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Comment 1 Václav Pavlín 2013-03-18 10:31:33 EDT Hi, the error message is addressing exceeding of BIOS limitations. Desktop: http://www.sysprofile.de/id15562, Arch Linux | Notebook: Thinkpad X200 Tablet, ManjaroThe very worst thing you can do with free software is to download it, see that it doesn't work for You could choose to override the factory-set disk detection order in the Bios. his comment is here This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1010466 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. Re: Selected Cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS « Reply #3 on: 2008/09/09, 19:38:09 pm » Quote from: stevsurf on 2008/09/08, 23:59:20 pmI reduced my partition size as suggested and now I didn't change any settings in GRUB, nor have I made any system changes.

To find out if the disk order has been upset you can go into the Grub2 prompt and issue this command Code: ls -l In Grub1 you can only interrogate one Re: Selected Cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS « Reply #5 on: 2008/12/18, 20:44:55 pm » Quote from: snam on 2008/12/18, 10:06:08 amI've got a really weird problem. User contributions on this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International License. Here a quite strange thing happened, too.

Are you new to LinuxQuestions.org? Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. Maybe you should try the UUID for the new grub config, if that's the case. bigrigdriver View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by bigrigdriver 05-10-2007, 01:55 AM #4 raport Member Registered: Aug 2004 Location: Legazpi

Maybe also you have to switch boot order in bios. Thanks in advance! Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug522029 grub : Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS Last modified: 2013-03-19 09:08:59 EDT Home | New | Search | [?] | Reports | if you using sata drive, try to replace sata cable, i was also facing this problem and i replaced sata cable with new one and it booted up normally.good luck.

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