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Old 04-01-2007, 02:08 PM   #1
mattd7591
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[SOLVED]Grub: works on hda, but not sda


Ok some background information: Previous Config:
Hda:- 12 gig Linux-Debian
Sda- 110 gig Windows-Xp
sda bootloader- windows
hda : Grub

I have since repatitioned sda as follows
sda1 - 50 gig ntfs, installed Xp
sda2- 30 gig Linux-debian etch
sda3- 30 gig blank
(there is a swap on Hda5

So here is the problem: I reinstalled debian, accidentally installing grub to Hda. It still lists all of the Os's.
I then reinstalled, installing grub on Sda
However, when I try to boot from Sda, i get grub error, 17: Cannot recognize partition. this is for all Os's

However when I boot from hda, I can boot anything fine.
I have no clue why; Nothing seems wrong with the config files.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
In the BIOS:
Code:
 SATA Master is sda
IDE Master is hda
Fdisk
Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14589 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1        6604    53046598+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2   *        6605       10597    32073772+  83  Linux
/dev/sda3           10598       14589    32065740   83  Linux

Disk /dev/hda: 13.6 GB, 13601193984 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1653 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        1582    12707383+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2            1583        1653      570307+   5  Extended
/dev/hda5            1583        1653      570276   82  Linux swap / Solaris
Debian on hda menu.lst
Code:
# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
#            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
#            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
#            and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not change this entry to 'saved' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default		0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout		5

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
#      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title		Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root		(hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader	+1
#
# title		Linux
# root		(hd0,1)
# kernel	/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,0)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
##      alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
##      lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
##      lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
##      altoptions=(single-user) single
# altoptions=(single-user mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
##      howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
##      memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-4-686
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-686 root=/dev/hda1 ro 
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686
savedefault

title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-4-686 (single-user mode)
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-686 root=/dev/hda1 ro single
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686
savedefault

title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-3-686
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-3-686 root=/dev/hda1 ro 
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-3-686
savedefault

title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-3-686 (single-user mode)
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-3-686 root=/dev/hda1 ro single
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-3-686
savedefault

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title		Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title		Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

root		(hd1,0)
savedefault
map		(hd0) (hd1)
map		(hd1) (hd0)
chainloader	+1
Debian on SDA
Code:
# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
#            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
#            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
#            and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not change this entry to 'saved' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default		0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout		5

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
#      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title		Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root		(hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader	+1
#
# title		Linux
# root		(hd0,1)
# kernel	/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/sda2 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd1,1)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
##      alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
##      lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
##      lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
##      altoptions=(single-user) single
# altoptions=(single-user mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
##      howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
##      memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-4-686
root		(hd1,1)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-686 root=/dev/sda2 ro 
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686
savedefault

title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-4-686 (single-user mode)
root		(hd1,1)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-686 root=/dev/sda2 ro single
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686
savedefault

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title		Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title		Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
root		(hd1,0)
savedefault
map		(hd0) (hd1)
map		(hd1) (hd0)
chainloader	+1


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/hda1.
title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-4-686 (on /dev/hda1)
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-686 root=/dev/hda1 ro 
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/hda1.
title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-4-686 (single-user mode) (on /dev/hda1)
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-686 root=/dev/hda1 ro single 
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-686
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/hda1.
title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-3-686 (on /dev/hda1)
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-3-686 root=/dev/hda1 ro 
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-3-686
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/hda1.
title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-3-686 (single-user mode) (on /dev/hda1)
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-3-686 root=/dev/hda1 ro single 
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-3-686
savedefault
boot
device.map
Code:
(hd0)   /dev/hda
(hd1)   /dev/sda
Thanks for your help. If you need more information just ask.

Last edited by mattd7591; 04-01-2007 at 04:38 PM.
 
Old 04-01-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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Nevermind, figured it out. I reinstalled grub wrong
 
  


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