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Old 09-01-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
mreff555
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Question Debian installer problems


So this seems like a rather dumb problem but it's starting to a bit concerning.

Two days ago I booted me system and udev decided for no appearent reason, that it no longer liked any of my modules. I tried fixing the problem for a while then I realized there was a good reason I installed multiple partitions.
So, I made a Crunchbang install usb, and planned to only replace /, /boot, and the bootloader.
I had trouble immediately, which I had never had before. It booted fine and started the install process but when it began searching for data on the "cd" it couldn't find it. This was easy enough to fix by just opening a shell and mounting /dev/sdc at /cdrom. After that, fixing the partitions worked flawlessly, but when I went to install grub it wasn't able to load data off the cd. I tried the same thing again with no luck.
Now I'm trying to just use a grub bootloader to boot but once again I'm having trouble. I've done this before a while back and don't remember having any trouble. I'm using "super_grub_disk", and trying to manually load the kernel.
I thought I remember the correct order of commands being root,boot, and initrd.
Root is no longer a command though. I tried legacy_kernel, xnu_kernel, and xnu_kernel64 however none of them will load it. I know I'm typing it in correctly because I am using tab to retrieve the full name of the kernel. Is there another command that I should be using to load the kernel?

btw this system doesn't have a cd-rom so burning an install cd isn't an option.

thanks
 
Old 09-01-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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Hi I presume you are sat at grub prompt. So dose this help type ls will show all partitions then
Code:
set root=(hdx,x)
enter the x,s beingdrive and partition.
then
Code:
linux /boot/"tab will show kernels"
enter
then boot. I hope this is what you are looking for
 
Old 09-01-2012, 02:17 PM   #3
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I had the same problem with wheezy-amd64 had to install squeeze minimal install then upgrade to wheezy.
 
Old 09-01-2012, 08:13 PM   #4
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Thanks Spiky0011, that worked, unfortunately I still get a kernel panic. It says it can't find my root partition at (hd0,0) even though I'm using (hd1,8)
I've tried it with and without including the ramfs....

The strangest part is that I just got this laptop like 6 months ago, I didn't have any trouble with the same installer last time.
 
Old 09-02-2012, 11:58 AM   #5
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use the ls command at grub prompt to list partitions
 
  


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