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Old 08-10-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
jonasdias
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GRUB - error 15


Can someone help me with GRUB?
My pc was booting fine with Ubuntu 9.04 and Suse 11.1, using the bootloader GRUB in MBR. After many successful actualizations of Suse, the last time I did it I could no longer boot Suse. The message is: "error 15 file not found". How could I restore the boot of Suse without risks? I tried using the "Remastersys Grub Restore" of Ubuntu but it did not work.
Thanks for any help
 
Old 08-10-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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Not sure what you did but you can always try a reinstall of grub, just use the super grub ISO.
I find it a lot quicker than trying to understand what went wrong and fixed it by steps, well i am a layman.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 10:30 PM   #3
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The kernel and/or initrd files (specified in the /boot/grub/grub.conf entry that you are using) seem to be missing.

If you are at that grub prompt, you can find out which ones are available by using the find command. It's not well documented, but you can use the tab key for filename completion.

I'll assume that your kernel is named vmlinuz-something, and your initial ramdisk is initrd-something.

If your /boot directory is a separate partition mounted at /boot, you could type "find /vm", then hit tab and it'll show you all the kernel files; or type "find /init", then hit tab to see all the initial ramdisk files.

(If your boot directory is not a separate partition, then you'd do "find /boot/vm<tab>" and "find /boot/init<tab>"...)

Once you know the kernel and initrd files, reboot, interrupt grub by fitting 'esc', then edit the kernel and/or initrd statements to correct them, then 'b' to boot.

If that works and it boots, you can then correct your /boot/grub/grub.conf file.

good luck.
 
Old 08-11-2009, 04:29 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jonasdias View Post
Can someone help me with GRUB?
My pc was booting fine with Ubuntu 9.04 and Suse 11.1, using the bootloader GRUB in MBR. After many successful actualizations of Suse, the last time I did it I could no longer boot Suse. The message is: "error 15 file not found". How could I restore the boot of Suse without risks? I tried using the "Remastersys Grub Restore" of Ubuntu but it did not work.
Thanks for any help
boot into suse using the cd/dvd and do a grub-install /dev/sda or /dev/hda
or whichever your boot device is.
 
  


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