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Old 01-05-2015, 12:01 AM   #16
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Well everyone I apprieciate your responses and help , thanks. I had actually responed myself yesterday giving more info on this and for some reason i am not exactly sure but obviously I forgot to actually press the "submit reply" button. So that entire message i wrote never posted ....Doh!, Homer said! So anyways I am gonna try this again .
Ok , before all this happened I had Linux Mint 17 KDE running/installed to an 80GB Hard Drive, (which was on sda1)and as the Boot info script shows , I have 2 other hard drives and they are both identical in size and and all ...36GB or something and those I just used as extra memory and stored backup files on and some Android Rom developmnet stuff I mess with ...u get the picture . So, I have no clue what happened but came turned the computer on and instead of booting I just get the
grub>screen . So I have tried using the Boot--Repair live dvd as Arcane mentioned to no avail. I tried using a bootable partition manager by minitool, that didnt work either . I also followed Vincix recommendations....
Code:
mint mint # sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 31.0 GB, 31009800192 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 29573 cylinders, total 60566016 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3c49d92f

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           0     2758655     1379328   17  Hidden HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sda1: 1412 MB, 1412431872 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 1347 cylinders, total 2758656 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3c49d92f

     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1p1   *           0     2758655     1379328   17  Hidden HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 36.4 GB, 36401479680 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4425 cylinders, total 71096640 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe264e264

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *        2048    71096319    35547136   83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdc: 36.4 GB, 36401479680 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4425 cylinders, total 71096640 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00012a59

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1   *        2048    71096319    35547136   83  Linux
mint mint # sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
mount: block device /dev/sda1 is write-protected, mounting read-only
mint mint #
 
Old 01-05-2015, 12:16 AM   #17
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So there is the output of some of that. I also just FYI ---I dont know what happend like i said but before this happend when I would open the file manager and browse , the "main" hard drive that I had Linux installed on was always identified in the file manager as sda1. Then when this happend , i look in the file manager and it now it says "LOOP DEVICE"?? What would make it change to that? And in the boot info script , it says that this disk is 100% full....but before it was doing this total space was 80GB and I am 100% sure that I still had like 35gb of free space left on that disk/drive . And now when i run "sudo fdisk -l" it says
/dev/sda1 * 0 2758655 1379328 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
Now this is the first time I have seen this and i have ran that same command before and it would only list /dev/loop0 and would have no ther information on it.???
Ok one last thing I can actually browse that drive and look at the files while i am on the live dvd and when I am viewing all the folders like bin,boot;dev and so on...i can scroll to the bottom and find the two "links" one called "VMLINUZ" and the other called "INITRD.IMG. When I look at those properties it says that they are both "Broken" and the "Link to "" is not valid as the '' does not exist"????? I know those are the Kernel but thats about as much as I know . I hope all this info will help and apologize if i ramble , just trying to provide as much info as possible. Thanks again and if anything else u need me to provide just say it .
 
Old 01-05-2015, 02:06 AM   #18
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At this point it's easier to reinstall the kernel & grub
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...el-4175437864/
Don't forget to copy /etc/resolv.conf
 
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:58 AM   #19
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{...}So I have tried using the Boot--Repair live dvd as Arcane mentioned to no avail.{...}
And where did i suggest that nonsense? I suggested you something else but you missed my point. I was trying to tell you to boot into live mode of Mint and then using terminal install boot-repair and then run it to fix problem with MBR.
 
Old 01-05-2015, 12:58 PM   #20
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At this point it's easier to reinstall the kernel & grub
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...el-4175437864/
Don't forget to copy /etc/resolv.conf
Hey thanks for the tip , I tried to follow the directions on that link and the first line I got this:
Code:
mint mint # mkdir /mnt/debian
mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/mnt/debian’: Read-only file system
mint mint #
 
Old 01-05-2015, 01:00 PM   #21
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And where did i suggest that nonsense? I suggested you something else but you missed my point. I was trying to tell you to boot into live mode of Mint and then using terminal install boot-repair and then run it to fix problem with MBR.
Yeah , sorry about that I was confused obviously. I will try that option now that I understand what u meant , thanks.If i have any luck I will post.
 
Old 01-05-2015, 01:14 PM   #22
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At this point it's easier to reinstall the kernel & grub
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...el-4175437864/
Don't forget to copy /etc/resolv.conf
He's using Mint. That means that he has update-grub. So instead of going through all that, couldn't he simply run update-grub from a live medium? Seems a lot easier than other things suggested in this thread.
 
Old 01-05-2015, 01:30 PM   #23
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Well when I run and try to mkdir and mount it says READONLY fs? I need to know how I can change that "read only" filesystem to read-write I suppose . thanks for the help everyone.
 
Old 01-05-2015, 01:31 PM   #24
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installed to an 80GB Hard Drive
from fdisk -l
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Disk /dev/sda: 31.0 GB
They don't match.
also has
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/dev/sda1p1 * 0 2758655 1379328 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
Not your standard partitioning scheme
 
Old 01-05-2015, 01:44 PM   #25
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/dev/sda1p1
You might take a look at the link below with someone who had a similar problem, particular notice to post #4 in that thread.
 
Old 01-05-2015, 02:17 PM   #26
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Well when I run and try to mkdir and mount it says READONLY fs? I need to know how I can change that "read only" filesystem to read-write I suppose . thanks for the help everyone.
Something is mounting it as read only. If you unmount it and remount it do you have the same issue?
 
Old 01-05-2015, 03:15 PM   #27
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You might take a look at the link below with someone who had a similar problem, particular notice to post #4 in that thread.
Where is the link?
 
Old 01-05-2015, 05:55 PM   #28
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Well when I run and try to mkdir and mount it says READONLY fs? I need to know how I can change that "read only" filesystem to read-write I suppose . thanks for the help everyone.

You need to remount: mount -ov remount,rw /mount/point
I forgot about this command, which is essential. So when you end up in that point, do that and then you can change whatever you want to.

[OFF-TOPIC]

Loop usually means mounting a file which contains a filesystem, so not a regular filesystem/partition. For instance, you can create a file partition with dd by directing it to a certain file, then you make a partition out of that file with mkfs and then you can mount it with mount -o loop.
 
Old 01-05-2015, 06:15 PM   #29
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I found the link.

https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...ter-formatting
 
  


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