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Old 03-26-2010, 12:27 AM   #31
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Hi magic8ball88,

If you are still there, could you please try these commands instead:

Code:
ls -l /boot
ls -l /boot/grub
 
Old 03-26-2010, 12:30 AM   #32
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Code:
              Device  Boot  Start     End      Blocks    Id   System

primary    /dev/sda1    *       1      13      102400     7   HPFS/NTFS

primary    /dev/sda2           13   19858   159404656     7   HPFS/NTFS

           /dev/sda3        19859   38913   153059287+    5   Extended


+----<  extended part contents begin
|
|          /dev/sda5        19859   38237   147629286    83   Linux
|          /dev/sda7        38238   38541     2441848+   83   Linux
|          /dev/sda8        38542   38563      176683+   82   Linux swap / Solaris
|          /dev/sda6        38564   38913     2811343+   82   Linux swap / Solaris
|
+---->  extended part contents end
Well the preview looks lined up with a fixed spaced font, let's hope it actually gets posted that
way. { I had to. Seeing something that reminded me of a 3 dimensional spheroid filled with liquid
mercury, with a tossed coin spinning in the center for good measure, made my brain hurt }.

Which is to say, that in some ways, I find this form of the partition table a little easier to visualize.
 
Old 03-26-2010, 12:45 AM   #33
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Ouch! Oh gee, sorry. You're using grub2, aren't you?! OK! Most of what we've done so far is still meaningful,
but the solution is a little different. This should be the command output we need to see.

Code:
cat /boot/grub/menu.cfg
 
Old 03-26-2010, 08:53 AM   #34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kakaka View Post
Ouch! Oh gee, sorry. You're using grub2, aren't you?! OK! Most of what we've done so far is still meaningful,
but the solution is a little different. This should be the command output we need to see.

Code:
cat /boot/grub/menu.cfg
That still said no such file or directory. What am I doing wrong D:
 
Old 03-26-2010, 09:18 AM   #35
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hey! seems there is problem with the partition to where the grub is pointing to.

http://www.idlecool.net/blog/how-to-...fedora-12-kde/

this link might help you.
 
Old 03-26-2010, 09:18 AM   #36
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It says command not found. I copied and pasted what you said.
i used fedora and i wrongly assumed linux mint also had an alias ll='ls -a -l'

Last edited by schneidz; 03-26-2010 at 09:22 AM.
 
Old 03-26-2010, 01:23 PM   #37
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Since you are new to Linux, I recommend you download and burn a rescue CD/DVD like SystemRescueCD (see www.distrowatch.com) before you do anything further. If you happen to mistype and reboot, you'll have to do a lot of re-installs otherwise.

I also recommend you run the commands people are telling you by prepending them with sudo - examples
[hh@mybox ~]$ sudo ls /boot
[hh@mybox ~]$ sudo fdisk -l


Please provide the output to the following:
[hh@mybox ~]$ sudo grub --version
 
Old 03-28-2010, 07:46 PM   #38
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Sorry I haven't been on in a while. This seems a little to complicated for me and its not that big of deal. Thanks for your help though. I think I'll start over when Ubuntu 10.4 comes out.
 
  


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