Error 23: Error while parsing number - I am trying to set up grub to boot from /dev/sda1

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Mon Jun 20 17:55:37 PDT 2005

rblythe wrote:
> After copying LFS from /dev/hda4 to /dev/sda1 I realized I need to compile 
> SCSI support into the kernel.  After  successfully (no errors) doing that, I 
> wanted to set up grub to allow me to boot from /dev/hda1 (Mepis), /dev/hda4 
> (first LFS build) or /dev/sda1 (copy of 1st LFS build).
> I chrooted into the environment before compiling the kernel
> compiled the new kernel on /dev/sda1
> followed all the steps in LFS 6.0 (make menuconfig, make, make 
> modules_install) then moved on to the grub setup.  After typing grub I did 
> the following at the grub> prompt:
> root (sda0,0)

In grub language, sda0,0 is not a valid device. To see available devices 
at the grub prompt, type:

root [tab]

The tab button will at each step tell you what possibilities grub knows 


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