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Old 11-16-2005, 12:19 AM   #31
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I've tried to address all the question in your last post.

So try mount -t ext2 /dev/hda6 /mnt/hda6
no luck, same error listed in my last post


You have not ey report back the error from the above after I have swap the

root=/dev/hda6 with root=/dev/hda1
root (hd0,5) root=/dev/hda1 gives no errors. GRUB accepts it
root (hd0,5) root=/dev/hda6 gives no errors. GRUB accepts it

root (hd0,5) and NOT root (hd0,0)
root (hd0,5) and root (hd0.0) are both accepted by GRUB. No Errors are given.

root=/dev/hda6 and NOT root=/dev/hda1 in the kernel statement.

root (hd0,0) root=/dev/hda1 gives no errors. GRUB accepts it
root (hd0,0) root=/dev/hda6 gives no errors. GRUB accepts it

root (hd0,5) root=/dev/hda1 gives a file not found error.
root (hd0,5) root=/dev/hda6 gives a file not found error.

However with (hd0,0) in the kernel line...
root (hd0,5) kernel(hd0,0) root=/dev/hda6 gives no errors. GRUB accepts it
root (hd0,5) kernel(hd0,0) root=/dev/hda6 gives no errors. GRUB accepts it
 
Old 11-16-2005, 06:39 AM   #32
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If Grub did not object to a command that means the file exists.

Give it another trial like this

boot up the Grub floppy and maually type

root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)
 
Old 11-16-2005, 08:26 PM   #33
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ok setup (hd0) did something good because now grub is back when I boot from the hard drive but of course there is a new problem.

Debian began to boot but the xserver wouldn't start. it told me to run fsck manually and I did. I said yes to a bunch of questions.

I rebooted and the Xserver still wouldn't start. It told to view the xserver output error and bascially the nvidia display module isn't working.

So I ran dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 and the system told me xserver-xfree86 is not installed.

How I'm totally confused. (which isn't a big suprise)
 
Old 11-17-2005, 03:13 AM   #34
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I am comfortable in helping you to get back any of the systems but couldn't offer much beyond this point. You may consider a partial or full re-install of each system if necessary.

I hope you can use the Grub floppy to good effect because it will save your hair from pulling out.

Last edited by saikee; 11-17-2005 at 03:14 AM.
 
Old 11-17-2005, 11:58 AM   #35
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I thank you for you time. You actually succeeded, Debain does boot just not the GUI. More importantly I learned quite a bit and have a handy universal boot disk.

At this point I will cut my loses and reinstall Debian and XP. Hopefully I'll get it right the second time around and GRUB will be able to boot both OSs. However I think I will search around this site a bit and I'll start a new thread if I have any questions.
 
  


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