kedaha wrote:I think you have to enter the BIOS and set the HDD as the first device to boot, save the changes and reboot. The "Reboot and Select proper Boot device" message is because the BIOS is set to boot only from the cdrom/DVD.
kedaha wrote:What is the root partition called?
Sounds to me as though the installation of grub failed. Did you install Debian from a live cd?
kedaha wrote:I wonder if you would have had better luck with Stable rather than testing?
Just a suggestion but you might like to try a disk rescue utility CD such as rescatux. Alternatively you could use your installation cdrom in rescue mode and reinstall grub that way.
kedaha wrote:It might also help if you posted the output of this command?
# fdisk -l
Another idea would be to open the computer and remove the BIOS battery for a couple of minutes, replace it, adjust the clock time and reboot which will clear the BIOS should the setting, in spite of selecting the HDD as the first boot device, somehow be stuck on the CDROM.
I had a few experiences of this kind of thing in the past but I was always to boot the system eventually one way or another so I trust you will solve the problem too.
[size=85]# fdisk -l
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1836 14745600 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1836 60802 473636865 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 1836 2821 7909376 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 2821 26013 186290039+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 26013 27849 14745600 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 27849 28822 7811072 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda9 28822 60802 256877568 83 Linux[/size]
LisaO wrote:I did run the bootinfoscript and noticed something that might be a problem. But then I tried the howto provided by kedaha and it destroyed my partition table and I had to restart everything.
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