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Old 05-15-2007, 08:48 PM   #16
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I enter rescue for the netinstall cd

Load language and keyboard support, and detect hardware and partitions.

I can see the partitions, just like when you first install the system, I am just not sure how to tell it which is the root partition with out reinstalling the base system. For that matter, nor can I just install grub from disc, it still wants the root system. Should I just try under install instead of rescue?
 
Old 05-15-2007, 09:02 PM   #17
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Select the partition linux is on.

Choose the partition linux is on with the rescue cd. since its a rescue it shouldn't do a complete re-install.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 09:10 PM   #18
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it is asking to install the base system, should I just let it go?

It would not be the end of the world.

Well, did not work. It just keeps telling me that no root file system is defined. I do not see an option to define it though.

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Old 05-15-2007, 09:14 PM   #19
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Could.

If you don't have any data that you want. Just wondering if you just moved the file, could you use the super grub cd and load the menu.1st file from it and boot or do you have the same problem I do and super grub doesn't recognize xfs file system.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 09:32 PM   #20
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Do you think that it would be possible to use Knoppix Live to copy and move the file to the root drive. I know that it is going to tell me that it is read only, but there should be a way around that. After all, I got grub reinstalled, I just need the menu list
 
Old 05-15-2007, 09:38 PM   #21
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Should be able to.

Check in the knoppix forum on how to change the drive permissions. Haven't tried it yet.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 11:12 AM   #22
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I haven't been following this thread, but if you know a solution to this, I might try kubuntu again.

How do I get kubuntu (a debian derivative) to live with my old suse 10 linux. It thinks it's a floppy drive (512 byte boot sector) and will not allow booting from the suse bootloader.

If I use the deb/kubuntu boot loader it just clobbers my suse and I can't boot it at all. Works fine with windows, but doesn't like linux?

I don't think there's a solution short of a boot CD or letting Windows do the booting (no deal).

It's good to be humble, Saidii89. :-)

But if there IS a solution and you know what it is, that's great.

And if there isn't one it's good to have another linux user (you) wondering why linux plays nice with windows but not with older linuxes -- those linuxes we often need to fix the newer ones.

;-)

Thanks for the topic.

-rs

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Old 05-15-2012, 11:14 AM   #23
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Don't answer to that, saidii89 is a spammer that spams random threads with his unrelated answers to drive attention to his blog and twitter account.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 11:57 AM   #24
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thanks

but i'm not a spammer, and I went all over the google [70posts] of this site, all had the same problem during the insallation

what I did was COPYING answer to help u get through this problem.. and u call me a spammer ?

LMAO
Yes, I do, at least half of the threads (if not more) were not related at all to the solution you gave. You also included a bunch of links to drive traffic to your various accounts/sites. This is called spamming and I reported you for that.

Have you even skimmed about this thread? It is about a problem with a moved menu.lst file, not a problem with Ubuntu installation. So not related at all to your "solution".

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Old 05-16-2012, 06:54 AM   #25
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Do you think that it would be possible to use Knoppix Live to copy and move the file to the root drive. I know that it is going to tell me that it is read only, but there should be a way around that. After all, I got grub reinstalled, I just need the menu list
can you run fdisk and just check if the file system is formatted and all?

You should have seen an option during installation to allow you to customize your partitions, and during that operation you can elect to format the partitions or not.

I have had similar things happen to me when I wiped out a partition. I was able to boot the installed system and repartition the system BUT NOT FORMAT IT one of those times, and that brought my system back to life.

I took a quick look at your posts and it doesn't look like you got to the partition setup. If you are afraid of screwing it up, that's VERY UNDERSTANDABLE, but you can go into the partitioner (knoppix used to have qtparted, might still) and just look around -- not changing anything to get some more clues as to what might be wrong.

Bottom line: the partitioner sets the root directory for grub during installation. It can't read the root system if it's not formatted or has a file system (or file system version) it can't read. Not sure about xfs, but ext4 can sometimes cause problems for older boot loaders and stuff.

Best of luck.

Also... the knoppix root partition will not be the same as the installtion's root partition. cd to the drive and make sure it's the right files, or find the partion the net installer tried to put the files on.

Last edited by rainbowsally; 05-16-2012 at 07:00 AM. Reason: might not be looking at the right partion -- addendum
 
  


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