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Old 10-15-2003, 07:46 AM   #1
mattcarnegie
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Hi
I was playing around with my partition table using FDISK and noticed an option called 'fix partition order'. Just like an idiot, I ran it, and it resequenced my partitions i.e. hda4 was first, now it is in 4th.

The end result of all this is that I can't boot. I just see the grub prompt screen.

Any ideas on how to change this back again...or perhaps a better solution?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 08:35 AM   #2
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try editing the lines in grub (press e)
an play w/ them
and the b (to boot)
else, boot w/ a floppy disk and try playing w/ the grub.conf or menu.lst (the same name)
 
Old 10-15-2003, 08:41 AM   #3
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Are you saying this is simply a matter of editing grub.conf.

I only ask, as I had assumed I'd see the grub menu boot list. As it goes, I just see a grub prompt i.e. grub >.

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Old 10-15-2003, 08:48 AM   #4
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boot from floppy.(need not work) or to recsue mode from install disk 1.about rescue mode,just get into it by typing linux rescue,then do a 'chroot /mnt/sysimage'.then do a 'cat /proc/partitions' and change the grub.cong/boot.lst options accordingly.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 09:24 AM   #5
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As I said, I'm not even getting the grub menu list, only the grub>, so I'm not sure that will work.
I can get to the drive with a boot cd though
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:19 AM   #6
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u get grub> when you try to boot from the harddisk, you can directly boot from the install cd1 . on the boot prompt type

linux rescue

and to get the root, do as arunsiva said you should be fine ....(i assume )
 
  


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