Grub2/Win on new motherboard
Posted on 2011-03-07
I have a hard drive with grub2 and w2k on primary partition.
This hard drive boots into grub2 menu and then I can select W2k. This works without any problems on my normal PC. However, if I take a copy of the hard drive using (using Clonezilla) and put it into another PC that has a different motherboard, grub2 shows the menu Ok but when I select W2k, it just sits there with a blinking cursor.
Being a different motherboard, I was expecting W2k to start loading and then perhaps complain about different hardware/drivers etc. However, it doesn't even seem to get that far into the W2k boot process. All that is visible is a black screen with blinking cursor (underscore).
If I put the same (cloned) hard drive back into the original PC, it works fine.
I'm stumped and not even sure where the problems lies - grub2, clonezilla or w2k - any help would be great appreciated.