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Old 10-04-2009, 07:45 AM   #1
khushbu.smit
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urgent----installed suse11 mbr croution problem


Hello to all of u
In my system with 168gb hard disk there was windows and suse_11 os.
windows have c(40GB),d(30GB),e(30Gb)partition.Linux have the partition conf as boot 200Mb,root(/) 40 Gb, swap 1.5 Gb as ram is 512 Mb.
Through mycomputer->manage->diskmanagement i made some change as marked c_drive as active partition. It corrupted the linux mbr.Now i m unable to format my system. on switching on the lapi it shows massage "Invalid partition table" how could i can recover or format my system as it is unable to detect windows installation bootable cd.
i tried recovery with linux suse installation cd(same used earlier for new installation) which gave the information about partition table and showed sda10(196Mb) ext3 has been corrupted. how can i reinstall the bootsector at that space again. plz guide.

I dont have any recovery cd for my laptop. it had initally windows vista which i formatted & <<installed a different version>> making any recovery cd for inital windows vista


Please reply <<when it is convenient for you>>

Last edited by pixellany; 10-04-2009 at 09:32 AM. Reason: See my post (#3)
 
Old 10-04-2009, 08:06 AM   #2
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i remember that there was some option for reinstalling grub in opensuse..first try that..dont forget to insatll grub in your mbr.
 
Old 10-04-2009, 09:28 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

First, do not use "urgent" or "reply as soon as possible". We are all volunteers and we provide help on our schedule and not yours.

Second, do not discuss pirated SW. Even if it not relevant, it can create the impression that we are helping with something illegal.

Now:
If you can boot up from the SUSE CD, open a terminal and run "fdisk -l" as root----post the results here. You can install GRUB from any Linux live CD, but first we need to know the total partition setup.
 
Old 10-07-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by mobinskariya View Post
i remember that there was some option for reinstalling grub in opensuse..first try that..dont forget to insatll grub in your mbr.
Thank u for ur response...
during recovery with linux cd there was an option for reinstallation of boot sector.I tried that 2-3 times before presenting the problem in front of this commity.But a kind of conflict had been displayed in the form
o - 50213(not exactly same)cylander conflicts with...
50214 - 10.... & so on .By the option of new installation only conflict(occured)i removed and installed bootsector.it did lhe logging with showing previous datas too. but after removing the bootable cd & restarting the system problem remains continued as "invalid partition table".
 
Old 10-07-2009, 09:32 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by pixellany View Post
Welcome to LQ.

First, do not use "urgent" or "reply as soon as possible". We are all volunteers and we provide help on our schedule and not yours.

Second, do not discuss pirated SW. Even if it not relevant, it can create the impression that we are helping with something illegal.

Now:
If you can boot up from the SUSE CD, open a terminal and run "fdisk -l" as root----post the results here. You can install GRUB from any Linux live CD, but first we need to know the total partition setup.
i m really sorry for unconvinient writing.
Thanks for ur quick response and being concern with my problem as well as suggesting the technical writing style.


about the partition of system i already mentioned that in the earlier mail. Now which kind of partition u wan to k9
196Mb - boot
29Gb - root(/)
1.45Gb -Swap
 
Old 10-07-2009, 12:07 PM   #6
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result of "fdisk -l" is

Quote:
Originally Posted by pixellany View Post
Welcome to LQ.

Now:
If you can boot up from the SUSE CD, open a terminal and run "fdisk -l" as root----post the results here. You can install GRUB from any Linux live CD, but first we need to know the total partition setup.
result of "fdisk -l" is

disk /dev/sda:160 GB
255 heads...
...
device boot start end blocks id system
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
/dev/sda1 * 1 5099 40957686 7 hpss/ntfs
..../sda2 * 5100 19456 115322602+ F W95 Ext'd
..../sda5 5100 10198 40957686 7 hpss/ntfs
..../sda6 ? 10199 13724 ... 7 hpss/ntfs
..../sda7 119641 229739 ... 73 unknown
..../sda8 13749 13943 ... 82 linux swap / solaris
..../sda9 13944 19164 ... 83 linux
..../sda10 19165 19189 200781 83 linux


partition table entry is - "are not in disk order"
 
Old 11-12-2009, 09:33 AM   #7
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Well You can do the following:

]$ fdisk /dev/sda

It will take you to fdisk CLI. It might give you a cylinder warning..which is just a warning and not outcome. Then over there press x and hit enter. then you will get in the advanced mode, type f (to fix order of partition table) then press w to write the changes and exit. Reboot and test again with a linux live cd and if required reinstall grub on your MBR..but do it wisely.
 
  


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