From: Chris Carr <rantingman@gm...> - 2012-04-14 08:03:04
I'm new to unattended, and have got quite a long way. I booted from PXE,
went through all the partitioning hassle to create a 2GB FAT partition
without trashing the rest of the drive, answered all the questions to
set up unattend.txt, watched it copy all the installation files from the
server, and rebooted. I allowed unattended to replace the MBR.
On rebooting it just says
and then "press any key to restart" in German. I thought this might have
something to do with whatever replaced the MBR, so I used a linux rescue
disk to reinstall grub2 and created a menu entry for /dev/sda1 using
chainloader +1. Now the grub2 menu comes up on reboot but selecting that
entry results in exactly the same error, so I now think the problem must
be with ntldr or ntdetect (since the only files on the root of the
partition are ntdetect.com, ntldr and boot.ini).
I've read everything I can find on google, but I don't think I've seen
anything quite like this. One message details the same error message,
but seemed to have a problem setting up the 2GB partition, which I
haven't (it mounts perfectly under Linux, and everything is present and
correct if only it could boot). Another one talks about disk geometry
and SATA drives, and might be related to my problem, but I don't
understand enough of it. Is there something I need to install on the
partition, or something I need to tell grub2, to make the ntldr/ntdetect
understand its disk environment?
Grateful for any hints,