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Old 05-18-2009, 07:08 AM   #1
rahuljal
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grub loading error


I am using debian linux. I cant boot my system now. The message -

GRUB loading stage 1.5
GRUB loading pleae wait.....
Error 15

I have very important data with this system. Please suggest me solution for it.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 07:16 AM   #2
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Error 15 seems to be file not found. Did you move your hard drive or connect it so some other available port or did you change it from primary to secondary?
 
Old 05-18-2009, 09:05 AM   #3
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rahuljal:

This means that Grub needs be reinstalled on the Linux drive.
Reinstalling Grub is an easier means to solve your problem, rather than the ubiquitous of studying tutorial about Grub and configure it inside the box.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 09:06 AM   #4
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rahuljal:

This means that Grub needs be reinstalled on the Linux drive.
Reinstalling Grub is an easier means to solve your problem, rather than the ubiquitous of studying tutorial about Grub and configure it inside the box.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 09:47 AM   #5
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You don't give enough information about your system to get any accurate advice. First of all, did you have Debian installed previosuly and were you able to boot or, is this a new install? Is Debian the only operating system on the computer? If not, what else do you have? How many hard drives? If this is a new install, where did you install Grub?

I'd suggest that you use your Installation CD, load it and enter a terminal as root and enter command 'fdisk -l' (lower case letter L) and post it here. Using the Live CD, mount your Debian root partition and see what entry(s) you have in the /boot/grub/menu.lst file.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 04:42 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by yancek View Post
You don't give enough information about your system to get any accurate advice. First of all, did you have Debian installed previosuly and were you able to boot or, is this a new install? Is Debian the only operating system on the computer? If not, what else do you have? How many hard drives? If this is a new install, where did you install Grub?

I'd suggest that you use your Installation CD, load it and enter a terminal as root and enter command 'fdisk -l' (lower case letter L) and post it here. Using the Live CD, mount your Debian root partition and see what entry(s) you have in the /boot/grub/menu.lst file.
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sorry! I didnot described the problem correctly .
I describe from first -
Also previously I was using debian.I was "repairing file system " from linux bootable cd (the terminology for "reparing file system "of yours may be different . It is only copying files from cd again )
after cd booted the message came

"could'nt start kdeinit. check your installation "

then tere was only 'ok' option. I clicked to it .(return key didn't worked) .
then next message was
"Not enough memory to start kde!
(At least 82 MB required)
Using TWM windomanager instead .
caution not all programs in the left-mousebutton - menu will work here.!"

Again there was only way to click 'ok'. as i clicked shell terminal opened .

Knoppix@[knoppix] $ su
Knoppix@[knoppix] # knoppix-installer

then one by one dialog boxes com i went as usual.
I used partition sda2 for installing linux as i used before.


the things described above are also happenning now if i try from cd again.

Now the partition table is like this

Device boot------start--- end-------blocks ----------id-----system
/dev/sda1---------1 ------127 ------1020096 ---------82------Linux swap / solaris
/dev/sda2 2------2039-------15358140 ---------83------linux (root partition)
/dev/sda3 3-----19457-------139910085---------83-------linux (home partition)

I have two harddisks.

now my important data is in home partition. 34 days working of my collegues and mine also is trapped there .

Last edited by rahuljal; 05-19-2009 at 04:48 AM. Reason: tabele was not printed properly
 
Old 05-19-2009, 04:56 AM   #7
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Try mounting /dev/sda3 when you get the shell prompt
Quote:
mount -t ext3 /dev/sda3 /mnt/temp
EDIT: I'm assuming your /dev/sda3 is the ext3 filesyste; if not then replace ext3 with the appropriate one.


NOTE that /mnt/temp must exist on your system else use some other directory. Once you are successfully able to mount the partitions you can take a backup of your work and after that you can go about fixing grub.

I guess your grub partition information is different from the current partitions after you did a knoppix installation ? So like the other responses, you would only have to reinstall grub.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 03:54 AM   #8
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Thanks to Libu & yancek for suggesting me the solutions to solve my problem.first I went as yanceks solution. Libu yours solution also gave me the neew idea of solving ppproblems like this one. Thanks Libu again for taking interest in my problem.
 
  


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