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Old 10-12-2010, 11:28 AM   #46
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Any luck with grub installation?
No luck at all

I booted the Linux-Mint Fluxbox DVD. There was no "Recovery Mode" but there was a "Compatibility Mode" ! I don't know what it means but I selected that option.

There appeared a black screen and it got hung with the following words:
Starting common unix printing Synchronization ..... [OK]

I waited for 15 minutes no progress happened I gave up !
 
Old 10-12-2010, 11:34 AM   #47
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I NEED HELP !!


Code:
Eccentric-aquarian anisha # locate menu.lst
/usr/share/doc/memtest86+/examples/grub-menu.lst
Eccentric-aquarian anisha # file /boot/grub/menu.lst
/boot/grub/menu.lst: ERROR: cannot open `/boot/grub/menu.lst' (No such file or directory)
Eccentric-aquarian anisha # cd /boot/
boot/ grub/ 
Eccentric-aquarian anisha # cd /boot/grub/
Eccentric-aquarian grub # ls
915resolution.mod  cpio.mod                     gcry_cast5.mod      hashsum.mod    minicmd.mod          pxeboot.img         trig.mod
acpi.mod           cpuid.mod                    gcry_crc.mod        hdparm.mod     minix.mod            pxecmd.mod          true.mod
affs.mod           crc.mod                      gcry_des.mod        hello.mod      mmap.mod             pxe.mod             udf.mod
afs_be.mod         crypto.lst                   gcry_md4.mod        help.mod       moddep.lst           raid5rec.mod        ufs1.mod
afs.mod            crypto.mod                   gcry_md5.mod        hexdump.mod    msdospart.mod        raid6rec.mod        ufs2.mod
aout.mod           datehook.mod                 gcry_rfc2268.mod    hfs.mod        multiboot2.mod       raid.mod            uhci.mod
ata.mod            date.mod                     gcry_rijndael.mod   hfsplus.mod    multiboot.mod        read.mod            usb_keyboard.mod
ata_pthru.mod      datetime.mod                 gcry_rmd160.mod     iso9660.mod    normal.mod           reboot.mod          usb.mod
at_keyboard.mod    diskboot.img                 gcry_seed.mod       jfs.mod        ntfscomp.mod         reiserfs.mod        usbms.mod
befs_be.mod        dm_nv.mod                    gcry_serpent.mod    jpeg.mod       ntfs.mod             relocator.mod       usbtest.mod
befs.mod           drivemap.mod                 gcry_sha1.mod       kernel.img     ohci.mod             scsi.mod            vbeinfo.mod
biosdisk.mod       echo.mod                     gcry_sha256.mod     keystatus.mod  part_acorn.mod       search_fs_file.mod  vbe.mod
bitmap.mod         efiemu32.o                   gcry_sha512.mod     linux16.mod    part_amiga.mod       search_fs_uuid.mod  vbetest.mod
bitmap_scale.mod   efiemu64.o                   gcry_tiger.mod      linuxmint.png  part_apple.mod       search_label.mod    vga.mod
blocklist.mod      efiemu.mod                   gcry_twofish.mod    linux.mod      part_gpt.mod         search.mod          vga_text.mod
boot.img           elf.mod                      gcry_whirlpool.mod  lnxboot.img    partmap.lst          serial.mod          video_fb.mod
boot.mod           example_functional_test.mod  gettext.mod         load.cfg       part_msdos.mod       setjmp.mod          video.lst
bsd.mod            ext2.mod                     gfxmenu.mod         loadenv.mod    part_sun.mod         setpci.mod          video.mod
bufio.mod          extcmd.mod                   gfxterm.mod         locale         parttool.lst         sfs.mod             videotest.mod
cat.mod            fat.mod                      gptsync.mod         loopback.mod   parttool.mod         sh.mod              xfs.mod
cdboot.img         font.mod                     grldr.img           lsmmap.mod     password.mod         sleep.mod           xnu.mod
chain.mod          fshelp.mod                   grub.cfg            ls.mod         password_pbkdf2.mod  tar.mod             xnu_uuid.mod
charset.mod        fs.lst                       grubenv             lspci.mod      pbkdf2.mod           terminal.lst        zfsinfo.mod
cmp.mod            functional_test.mod          gzio.mod            lvm.mod        pci.mod              terminal.mod        zfs.mod
command.lst        gcry_arcfour.mod             halt.mod            mdraid.mod     play.mod             terminfo.mod
configfile.mod     gcry_blowfish.mod            handler.lst         memdisk.mod    png.mod              test.mod
core.img           gcry_camellia.mod            handler.mod         memrw.mod      probe.mod            tga.mod
Code:
Eccentric-aquarian ~ # cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
cat: /boot/grub/grub.conf: No such file or directory

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Old 10-12-2010, 12:08 PM   #48
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Hi,

You don't have any rescue option after booting..?at least let us know other options which it displayed..you do have grub.cfg....can you let us know its contents
 
Old 10-12-2010, 12:12 PM   #49
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I'll give the other options of booting in a short while. Thanks
Code:
anisha@Eccentric-aquarian ~ $ cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
  load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ ${prev_saved_entry} ]; then
  set saved_entry=${prev_saved_entry}
  save_env saved_entry
  set prev_saved_entry=
  save_env prev_saved_entry
  set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
  if [ -z ${boot_once} ]; then
    saved_entry=${chosen}
    save_env saved_entry
  fi
}

function recordfail {
  set recordfail=1
  if [ -n ${have_grubenv} ]; then if [ -z ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
insmod ext2
set root='(hd1,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f8ad748e-bdac-4a04-acb3-7abf29e332e9
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
  set gfxmode=640x480
  insmod gfxterm
  insmod vbe
  if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
  fi
fi
insmod ext2
set root='(hd1,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f8ad748e-bdac-4a04-acb3-7abf29e332e9
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
if [ ${recordfail} = 1 ]; then
  set timeout=-1
else
  set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###
insmod ext2
set root='(hd1,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f8ad748e-bdac-4a04-acb3-7abf29e332e9
insmod png
if background_image /boot/grub/linuxmint.png ; then
  set color_normal=white/black
  set color_highlight=white/light-gray
else
  set menu_color_normal=white/black
  set menu_color_highlight=white/light-gray
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry "Linux Mint 9, 2.6.32-22-generic (/dev/sdb1)" --class linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
	recordfail
	insmod ext2
	set root='(hd1,1)'
	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f8ad748e-bdac-4a04-acb3-7abf29e332e9
	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-22-generic root=UUID=f8ad748e-bdac-4a04-acb3-7abf29e332e9 ro   quiet splash
	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-22-generic
}
menuentry "Linux Mint 9, 2.6.32-22-generic (/dev/sdb1) -- recovery mode" --class linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
	recordfail
	insmod ext2
	set root='(hd1,1)'
	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f8ad748e-bdac-4a04-acb3-7abf29e332e9
	echo	'Loading Linux 2.6.32-22-generic ...'
	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-22-generic root=UUID=f8ad748e-bdac-4a04-acb3-7abf29e332e9 ro single 
	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-22-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
### END /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
	insmod ext2
	set root='(hd1,1)'
	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f8ad748e-bdac-4a04-acb3-7abf29e332e9
	linux16	/boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
	insmod ext2
	set root='(hd1,1)'
	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f8ad748e-bdac-4a04-acb3-7abf29e332e9
	linux16	/boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Linux Mint 9, 2.6.32-22-generic (/dev/sda5) (on /dev/sda5)" {
	insmod ext2
	set root='(hd0,5)'
	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9a8bb95c-a4bb-4e35-9f6d-6e1ffea81213
	linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-22-generic root=UUID=9a8bb95c-a4bb-4e35-9f6d-6e1ffea81213 ro quiet splash
	initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-22-generic
}
menuentry "Linux Mint 9, 2.6.32-22-generic (/dev/sda5) -- recovery mode (on /dev/sda5)" {
	insmod ext2
	set root='(hd0,5)'
	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9a8bb95c-a4bb-4e35-9f6d-6e1ffea81213
	linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-22-generic root=UUID=9a8bb95c-a4bb-4e35-9f6d-6e1ffea81213 ro single
	initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-22-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
 
Old 10-12-2010, 12:18 PM   #50
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Options which I receive on booting Mint:

Quote:
Start Linux Mint

Start Linux Mint (Compatibility Mode)

Memory test

Boot from local drive
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Press [TAB] to edit options
HELP HELP SOS
 
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The main directories and files used by GRUB 2 include:

/boot/grub/grub.cfg
This is the file most closely resembling GRUB's /boot/grub/menu.lst. This file contains the GRUB 2 menu information but unlike GRUB's menu.lst the grub.cfg file is not meant to be edited.

Each section is clearly delineated with "(### BEGIN)" and references the file in the /etc/grub.d directory from which the information was generated.
grub.cfg is updated by running the update-grub command as root. The update-grub command is a stub for sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg. For standardization, the command update-grub will be employed, run as "root" with the sudo.


Source:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Rescue%20Mode
 
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Nice Info !! So what I am supposed to do now
 
Old 10-12-2010, 12:24 PM   #53
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Get a terminal to type commands,some how choosing all options one by one
 
Old 10-12-2010, 12:27 PM   #54
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Take your Linux Mint 9 LiveCD (main edition), and boot up w/ it.

1) Open a terminal (if you know the partition your original Linux Mint installation was in skip to Step 3)

2) Type
CODE: SELECT ALL
sudo fdisk -l
Hopefully you recognize the partition your Linux Mint installation is on. E.g., /dev/sda1


you have to achieve poit no 1 and source is:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...=52298&start=0
 
Old 10-12-2010, 12:32 PM   #55
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From you grub.cfg its clear that your grub is installed on sdb i.e second harddisk...

You have to install grub now on sda i.e main laptop hardisk ...

And using rescue mode you have to make the entry of external drive Linux partitions so that its listed in first harddisk's grub...

I am Fedora user from last 5 years ... so not able to give exact commands for linux min(ubuntu versions),but I am sure

procedure is same commands are different....
 
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Posting this from my external harddisk;

Code:
Eccentric-aquarian anisha # grub
The program 'grub' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
apt-get install grub
What does this mean ?
 
Old 10-12-2010, 12:42 PM   #57
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you booted from external harddisk right?
If so while selection of OS,it showed grub?If so,which hdd grub it was first hdd or second hdd?

about that apt-grub no idea....
 
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Solution:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3/#post4134487

Thanks to every one who tried to help.
 
Old 10-22-2010, 12:58 AM   #59
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Congrats,

Still don't know how you solved!
 
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You didn't read that link ?
 
  


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