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ohh there was one other thing i forgot to mention.
I have an empty space on my hard drive (from a fat32 partition that i deleted) just before the boot partition. Don't know if that makes any difference, but i thought it best to give you as many details as possible.
When I fdisk -l , it refers to it by saying "ommitting empty partition (5)"
My full fdisk -l reads:
ommitting empty partition (5)
Disk: /dev/hda: 20GB, 20003880960
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2432 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1147 9213246 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 1148 2432 10321762+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 1305 1317 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 1318 2367 8434093 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 2368 2432 522081 82 Linux swap
Basically what I've done as far as "moving" my partitions is I increased the size of my extended partition and then moved my boot partition from the head of the extended partition up to the head of the Linux ext3 partition.
So now the "empty" partition is between the start of the extended partition and the start of the boot partition.
Does that all make sense?
I post my problem here since I think it is somehow a related problem.
I have a partitioned laptop with WindowsXP and SuSE 8.2 Everything
was working till I reinstalled WindowsXP again. After Installation Windows started to boot automatically
without loading GRUB. Then using my SuSE CD I booted SuSE and there I tried to install
grub. First I tried
and I got the message:
The file /boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly
Next I tried in grub shell by doing
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x82
To find out where my Grub files reside I typed
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
and I got
then I typed the following
Filesystem type is reiserfs, partition type 0x83
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x1078c4]
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/reiserfs_stage1_5" exists... yes
Running "embed /boot/grub/reiserfs_stage1_5 (hd0)"... 21 sectors are embedded.
Running "install /boot/grub/stage1/ (hd0) (hd0)1+21 p (hd0,1)/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/menu.lst"... succeeded
Then I rebooted. This time grubloader worked. I got the following massages,
Grub Loading stage1.5.
Grub Loading please wait
graphics file "(hd0,0)/boot/message/" missing, press a key to continue...
I pressed a key and I got the options in my menu.lst correctly
but not in the standard SuSE window (I guess due to previous error about missing massage)
I don't know if I'm in the best position to solve all your problems, but 2 requests/questions:
*Did you change/resize any of your partitions when you reinstalled XP. (If so, what program did you use?)
*Can you give us the full output of fdisk -l please?
I tried what you said. Then it started to boot
but I got this massage then
reiserfsck : could not open filesystem on "/dev/hda1"
Warning... fsck.reiserfs for device /dev/hda1/ exited with signal 6.
fsck.reiserfs /dev/hda1 failed (status 0x8). Run manually!
fsck failed. Please repair manually and reboot. The root filesystem is currently mounted read-only.
To remount it read-write do:
bash# mount -n -o remount,rw /
I am confused with my partitions. If I do not a mistake in my
fstab file hda1 seems to be the root partition but if I write fdisk -l
it seems hda2 to b the root partition. Should I also edit my fstab file as well ?