GRUB : Error 18

The /boot and / is set to 8GB CF card on RAIDON CF card enclosure which acts as a SATA hard drive. Meanwhile, /home, /tmp, /var and swap is set to a 320GB SATA hard drive. It boots fast and stable.

Today, I encountered GRUB Error 18 when booting my desktop computer up. I searched the Google and they said it is caused by “Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS”. What’s going on? It is very stable and fast before.

After thinking for a while and checking the BIOS setting, I decided to change the little battery on the motherboard with a brand new one. Believe it or not, the computer is flying again.

Sometimes, we should not fully believe with the error message that given. This is the example.

Updated on 2008-June-13 :

I think it is because of the CF card overheat.

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