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Old 08-11-2005, 07:02 PM   #1
cajunaggie
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GRUB error 2 and possibly related problem


I'm guessing this belongs in General but the mods can move it where they feel it belongs.

I'm currently running Ubuntu 5.04 aka "Hoary Hedgehog". My hard drive is split into four partitions, one ext3, two FAT32, and a Linux swap partition.
When I boot up my computer I receive an error message that says "GRUB error 2. What is GRUB error 2 and how do I go about fixing it?

I used an old version of SLAX to look at my hard drive and found SLAX could see were my FAT32 partitions, but not my ext3 partition. Could these two problem be related somehow? If not, any idea what's wrong with my ext3? Hardware error? Software error? User error?

I searched LQ (but not extensively I must confess) and I can't find my answer.
 
Old 08-11-2005, 09:03 PM   #2
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no, the forum is fine. Look, umm... http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html is a bit extensive, but a really useful guide.
what happens if you boot into knoppix (typing in knoppix 2 at the first command prompt you see) and then type cfdisk /dev/hda ? can you see the ext3? umm... it might say they are linux partitions, not ext3 - same diff.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search
tells me it's an ext3 problem- how did you create the partitions and can you lose them? (ie reformat)

look, it's late, but I'll do my best to get back to you in the morning...
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:11 PM   #3
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hello?

yeah- it's a problem with the partition, bad blocks or whatever- a reformat using live CD of choice should work- if you can afford to lose the data.

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Old 08-17-2005, 08:35 AM   #4
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Yeah sorry about the delay. My first problem was a bad power supply. For some bizarre reason it was getting just enough juice to turn on but not enough to do anything else. Second problem was a corrupted ext3 partition. Don't know how it happened. Anyways I just reformatted. I lost some data but I backed up most before it started doing its weird thing so it's not a total loss. On the upside I was able to created a shiny new dual boot in the process so I have the awesomeness of Linux and the gaming power of Windows.
 
Old 08-31-2007, 04:08 AM   #5
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i have had same problem

i have change many bios settings, after that it worked

maybe you must change the lba, normal, or large setting for your hdd

i have changed many settings so i cant say what it was, after that grubs works and it boot the linux

mfg xeniter
 
  


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