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Old 01-04-2010, 04:09 PM   #1
philipgeiger
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installing Mandriva 2008


Installed Mandriva 2008 and everything went ok until reboot and I got grub error15. Would like to know 1. what is exactly grub error 15? and 2. When installing the os I put the boot loader in the root directory. Did I mess this one up? and what should I do to correct the faux pas?
 
Old 01-04-2010, 04:22 PM   #2
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Normally, I prefer putting the boot loader in the MBR, it have more chances of working. You could go back on a live-cd and fix it, but instead, please consider installing Mandriva 2010, 2008 is 2.5 years old, it is too old for a Linux version. Get the 2010 KDE edition and enjoy.
 
Old 01-05-2010, 01:59 AM   #3
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Normally, I prefer putting the boot loader in the MBR, it have more chances of working. You could go back on a live-cd and fix it, but instead, please consider installing Mandriva 2010, 2008 is 2.5 years old, it is too old for a Linux version. Get the 2010 KDE edition and enjoy.
tried to do what you suggested without success. Next question is how to remove defective bootloader from previous distro install attempts that has been installed on the mbr without smoking my hard drive? Any ideas? Thanks
 
Old 01-05-2010, 05:16 AM   #4
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rescue older boxes/mandriva

Mandriva is generally a large install (and French,joke) if you want to resurrect a limited 'box' try using Xubuntu or Puppy linux or something like.

Fred.
 
Old 01-05-2010, 06:10 AM   #5
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If you have any LiveCD. (Does not have to be Mandriva) Just boot from it & run these commands:

Code:
# grub
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
(hd0,1) <- This will vary depending on your system

grub> root (hd0,1) <- Use what was displayed from the previous command
grub> setup (hd0)
grub> quit
 
  


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