[SOLVED] how can a boot sector be repaired to then allow grub to install for chainload booting
Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
It is simple once you get the routine down, the hardest part for me was making the menu.lst. This would not have been hard if Saikee had put it in brackets and bold print telling me to make a boot directory and a boot/grub directory to put the menu.lst. Thanks for catching my typo in my prior post Saikee.
I have only just the one Linux partition boot sector not fully allowing the grub to install there, my Ubuntu 9.04 on sda5, (hd1,4), but I have no problem to chainload all other Linux and windows XP too. It says stage 1 and 2 succeed, but stage 1.5 install fails, (this may not be fatal). And when I attempt to chainload to that (hd1,4) it gives grub error 12, which is "Invalid device requested", then if I try with the map commands, it will give error 13. But I can boot it normal method fine, so thanks.
From a grub prompt I ran; "geometry (hd0)" which shows all my partitions on the internal IDE hard drive, which from fdisk -l, is seen as; sdb. And that external sata drive shows from the; "geometry (hd1)", and when it is connected by eSATA, is as; sda, as shown in a fdisk -l. So each Linux will view drives in their own way, but most are consistent.