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I am trying to reinstall the Grub booter (after reinstalling Windows XP in my PC) with the Suse install CD. From "rescue" I go to the YaST and modify the menu.lst file. But when I "finish" the configuration, I receive a message that there was an error installing the booter. So I guess there is something wrong with my menu.lst. I modified all the (hdX,X) and sdaX parameters. Can anyone help me to configure it correctly? Thanks!
This is the result of fdisk -l:
Device Boot Id System
/dev/sda1 * 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda3 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda4 b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda5 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda6 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda8 b W95 FAT32
And this is my /boot/grub/menu.lst file:
# Modified by YsAT2. Last modification on Sat Jun 18 13:18:15
color white/blue black/light-grey
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 vga=0x31a selinux=0 splash=silent resume=/dev/sda6 elevator=cfq showopts
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal noresume selinux=0 barrier=off nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3
Thanks. I will try to explain my problem. I have Suse 9 and Windows XP in the same PC, and used to boot with Grub. Now, yesterday I reinstalled Windows and that deleted my Grub booter, so I am trying to reinstall it by using the Suse installation CD. What I do is that I boot with the Suse CD, and go to the "Rescue installation" option, there I do this to use the YaST:
Rescue login: root
mount dev/sda6 /tmp/myroot
Once in the YaST, I go to my "Boot Loader Setup" and edit the configuration files just as I copied above. When I select the "Finish" option, I get this error: "Error occurred while installing GRUB".
My question is: is there anything wrong with my configuration file? how can I install GRUB instead? Thx!
Yes, that's from the command line...
The root (hd0,<tab> displays:
Possible partitions are:
Partition num: 0, Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
Partition num: 1, Filesystem type is fat, partition type 0xb
Partition num: 3, Filesystem type is fat, partition type 0xb
Partition num: 5, Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x82
Partition num: 6, Filesystem type is reiserfs, partition type 0x83
Partition num: 7, Filesystem type is fat, partition type 0xb
Partition num: 8, Filesystem type is fat, partition type 0xb
Another question, what I cannot see partitions 2 and 4?? Thx!
The problem was that my /etc/fstab file had incorrect information (I compared it with the results of "fdisk -l). I modified it to reflect the real disk partitions and the booter is working now. Thanks guys!