Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 05-03-2005, 01:28 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Gentoo
Posts: 74

Rep: Reputation: 15
Gentoo GRUB errors

I cannot boot into my windows partition because it says unexecutable format or something like that and I cannot boot into linux because it keeps giving me a parition error. On top of all that the screen is all screwed up for some stupid reaosn. This is really pissing me off.

I manually installed grub and had no errors as well.

Here is my grub.conf

default 1
timeout 10

title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.11-r6
root (hd1,0)
kernel /kernel-2.6.11-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/hdb3 vga=0x31B # also tried putting (1,0) before kernel

title=Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

/dev/hdb1 /boot ext3 defaults,noatime 1 2
/dev/hdb3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
/dev/hdb2 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

Please help :'( I got it working on my laptop but for some reason even typing it the same way minus the drive numbers it refuses to work on my desktop. I have a Radeon 9800 Pro if that helps with the grpahicical screw ups. Oh and this is about my 100th attempt to get it working on my desktop.
Old 05-03-2005, 02:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Edmonton AB, Canada
Distribution: Gentoo x86_64; Gentoo PPC; FreeBSD; OS X 10.9.4
Posts: 3,760
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 78
Your grub file looks just fine to can you post the exact error messages you are getting when trying to boot either OS? I don't really know jack about windows, but the only thing I can think of to keep linux from booting is if you don't have ext3 filesystem built in to your kernel (not a module).

Exact error messages might help here...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gentoo... grub problems... "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... no halo14 Gentoo 5 02-06-2011 04:50 PM
gentoo : grub: The file /boot/boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly Boudewijn Linux - Software 3 05-21-2008 03:13 AM
Gentoo 2005.0 and 2 errors kurrupt Linux - Software 1 05-26-2005 04:00 PM
Evolution errors after emerging in Gentoo Makystir Linux - Software 1 10-31-2003 02:48 PM
gentoo KDE installation errors GryphonTech Linux - Distributions 3 09-28-2003 05:41 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration