Originally posted by atmk
ok results are as follows:
i booted the disc and went into linux rescue.
i ran through the options and mounted the system image to the default /mnt/sysimage
i then chroot as advised.
i managed to get in the grub console and after typing: root (hd0) i received the following error message:
Filesystem type unknown, using whole disk
i then proceeded to try the second entry : setup (hd0,0) and received this.
Error 17: cannont mount selected partition
Would i be best to perform a new install ? or can it be rescued from here? any help would be appreciated.
Poor you. Your grub cannot handle your hard disk in this way. But there must be another way to reinstall grub without reisntall the whole OS.
You can still tried command "grub-install" or read the info grub for more information.
I will also lookup with you too, and if I found something which I think it can work with your system I will reply soon.
If you cannot wait until a solution is found, you cn make a new install at any time to have grub reinstall automitcally.
When you are reinstall keep in mind these tips to speed up your install process:
- Choose to make a new fresh install over the old partition but DO NOT
format any things.
- When you are asked to select the package which will be installed, choose the minimum install to save time.
- If your computer boot up into a command line instead of show the X windows, open the file /etc/inittab and find this line "id:3:initdefault", replace the number 3 with number 5.
If you make a upgrade, any package which been installed on the first time, will be reinstalled. And it can take a lot of time while minimum install take you less than 20 minutes.
But anyway, I suggest you search in the grub help file before you install, it can help you to improve your knowledge about grub so you can fix grub easily next time.