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    Default EEE PC 1000 SATA Drive Problem

    Hi

    I have foolishly (methinks) bought a 16GB Sata drive (RCP-I-S7016-C) eee pc 1000 (rather than a slower PATA one).

    Current challenge is trying to boot into standard xandros on the secondary master (internal 50mm drive) that has the standard 4 asus partitions. The SATA drive seems to go in as Primary Slave and hence seems to interfere with the drive order, and screw up grub (I think). Maybe the /dev/sda drive is now the SATA drive, instead of what grub expects to be the Sec. Mast.?

    Any help gratefully recieved,
    Stu

    Error message is:
    cp: /mnt-system/boot/startup.fb : No such file or directory
    mount: Mounting /dev/sda2 on /mnt-user failed: Invalid Argument
    Error mounting user partition. Must run filesystem scan!
    switch_root: Bad init '/sbin/scanuser.sh'

    menu.lst entry is:
    root (0x80,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinux-2.6.21.4-eeepc quiet rw vga=785 irqpoll root=/dev/sda1
    initrd /boot/initramfs-eeepc.img

    Bios verison 0913.
    Last edited by stupes; 06-20-2009 at 12:08 AM.

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    Default Re: EEE PC 1000 SATA Drive Problem

    hi, could you see the Runcore ssd in BIOS configuration?

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    Default Re: EEE PC 1000 SATA Drive Problem

    Yes definitely there. It is detected as a primary slave.

    ( sorry for the delay I have been on holiday )

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    Default Re: EEE PC 1000 SATA Drive Problem

    Maybe you could remove Runcore ssd and boot up from the original ssd to confirm the os file is integrated~
    If it is ok, try to update to the latest bios version 1106, and setting the original ssd as the 1st drive in BIOS.

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    Default Re: EEE PC 1000 SATA Drive Problem

    Hi

    I am fairly sure the bios version on the pos above is the latest for the 1000.

    As an update, I managed to get XP installed, by creating a BartPE bootable memory stick XP installation "disk", and though this failed, it did that basic disk stuff (low lelve) and so when I imaged my old XP drive onto it using acronis it booted no problem.

    However now I have only single boot, and was hoping to get dual boot. if I press escape during boot and tell the bios to boot from secondary master (original xandros disk) it still fails as above.

    Any ideas.
    Stu

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    Default Re: EEE PC 1000 SATA Drive Problem

    Oh I should have mentioned that I can easily revert to my old working configuration by replacing the old SSD. The old config was:

    SM = 4 partitions as per eeepc. 1 BIOS part, 3 Linux I believe.
    SS = a user linux partition, and the working but slow, windows partition

    both linux and windows boot then.

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    Default Re: EEE PC 1000 SATA Drive Problem

    Linux may have sata driver problem.
    you may install the newst Linux version, it has included SATA driver
    the original is pata one, so after os cloning, it surely not work

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    Default Re: EEE PC 1000 SATA Drive Problem

    Thanks for this.

    Just to clarify, Linux is on the PATA drive that came with the eeepc (the internal one) and does not need to access the SATA drive which has XP on it

    Is this as you thought?

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    Default Re: EEE PC 1000 SATA Drive Problem

    hi, stupes. maybe you should swap it for a pata mini pcie ssd, and have a try~

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    Default Re: EEE PC 1000 SATA Drive Problem

    Thanks for the advice, but I have a bootable XP version now, and I am fairly sure that the issue with Linux can be sorted by adjusting the Grub menu.lst. So next step is to become a Grub expert, if I get time. Unless anyone out there can look at the above error and short cut me?

    I think the drives it is trying to mount are on the new SATA drive as it is consider first in the drive list now (regardless of the Bios setting).

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