grub2: error: fiel not found

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop73 at
Fri Mar 26 05:11:11 PDT 2010

On 26 March 2010 08:34, Simon Geard <delgarde at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-03-25 at 20:04 +0000, Ken Moffat wrote:
>>  No, this is grub2 - on x86, disks still start at zero, but dos partitions
>> have their "real" number (1-4 for primary, 5+ for extended) so (hd0,15)
>> is indeed sda15.
> Yeah... because having them inconsistent is less confusing than having
> them both start at zero?
> You say *dos* partitions - does grub2 behave differently for other types
> of partition table?
 The syntax can differ.  The one I noticed on my initial searches was
for ppc macs using OpenFirmware and apple partitions.
[ ]
linux (hd,7)/vmlinux root=/dev/hda9

  For BSD partitions, letters are used, or slice numbers and letters.

 All of these variants seem to make the partition identifiers consistent
with most other programs.

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