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Old 11-07-2004, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question grub help needed: cmd/menu mode boot prob/setup

used to have grub-*menu*-mode driven multi-boot (rh linux/windows)

then while in windows, used partitionmagic (PM)...(don't believe i made any changes though)

now grub boots in cmd-mode and i have to type everything in

ie: (for win)
>chainloader +1

and now...for appears the partitions have been reassigned by PM?

ie: (for linux)
>root (hd0,8) -> now have to type root(hd0,5)
>kernal ...
>initrd ...

i think my swap partiiton is different too...i saw it failed while booting linux

q1- how do i get grub back to menu-mode and read grub
menu config (i guess:menu.lst?)

q2-what about my other linux partitions? swap, etc.

(i am a gentle )

much appreciated.

Last edited by vlinux; 11-07-2004 at 03:20 PM.
Old 11-07-2004, 03:55 PM   #2
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Boot the install CD and select rescue mode. Your root partition will be mounted at /mnt/sysimage.

The menu.lst is linked to /etc/grub.conf (/mnt/sysimage/etc/grub.conf)

To see the other partitions
fdisk -l /dev/hda (thats a small L) (change /dev/hda if different)
Old 11-07-2004, 10:32 PM   #3
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grub command from hd0,8 to 5 tells you that THERE were changes to your /boot partition or the /boot sub-folder to /

but also tells you what to amend once you boot into linux.

2) you don't need to use a rescue cd to boot as you can already use command grub.

3) But I do agree that you will need to run fdisk or cfdisk or qtparted to see what your new partitions are and then amend /etc/fstab file accordingly

4) it would be handy to keep a record of your /etc/fstab file

Last edited by aus9; 11-07-2004 at 10:34 PM.
Old 11-13-2004, 01:34 PM   #4
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thx mate.
i got it working using your post & tutorial...and finally:



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