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title XUbuntu64, kernel 2.6.12-10-amd64-generic (recovery mode)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda4 ro single
title xUbuntu64, memtest86+
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I put in the ???? so that once I can boot into this system I can out the correct kernel version in here.
I am not sure about where Xubuntu should be booting from although I think I put the fist install ie / on sda2 with /home on sda3, but I am not sure. How can I check this so that I can set grub to look in the correct place to boot?
As a last resort I could always reinstall the xubuntu32 and get the installer to correct my grub/menu.conf file but I would rather not do this as I am sure the install is fine it appears to be the grub/menu.lst file at fault.
I have a feeling that all I need to do is to correct the (hd0,x) parameters so that grub knows where to look.
Can anyone tell me how I can take a look at the drive partions in sda?
Easy to find out. Boot into xubuntu 64 and mount sda1 and sda2 and sda3 and possible sda4 on some mount points and use ls to list the contents. home would contain your user accounts directories and / would contain the entire directory tree viz. /boot, /bin, /dev, /etc .............
btw whatz on the first partition, as your menu.lst file doesn't reference it ?
Thanks for clearing that up for me about the MBR. I thought that it was a separate partition.
Anyhow, the first partition I have is sda1, is about 100Mb and /boot is the mount point.
Not sure I completly understand all this but my system is working.
Things on hard drives live in "blocks" which are one or more "sectors".
The mbr lives in the first 512 byte block (block 0).
Partition tables for primary partitions live in this same block.
Partition tables for **extended** partitions live in blocks 1 and above
The actual partitions start in block 63 or 64, but I think this is convention and not a hard requirement.
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