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Old 10-04-2008, 07:35 AM   #1
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grub 'Error2: Bad file or directory type'


Hi

Just arrived, new member, first post.

I have just installed mephis7.0 hoping to run it dual boot with fedora9. I did understand that I might need to modify /boot/grub/menu.lst
I have tried but keep getting the error message 'Error2: Bad file or directory type'
Unfortunately when I installed fedora, raid was enabled (left over from xp that was removed prior to linux) so this perhaps has something to do with the problem. I guess I cannot disable raid without loosing fedora?

Also looking at the partitions with gparted it tells me that /dev/sda1 has a fat16 filesystem and shows the error message 'invalid disk format in the boot sector'. This was fat16 when fedora was installed and presented no problem. So if there is a way round this without a complete re-install of both systems please let me know.

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Old 10-05-2008, 12:18 AM   #2
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Most common current Linux file system is now ext2 or ext3, I would not use the FAT16 except for a USB flash drive Linux install. Can you now boot into either your Mepis or the Fedora with grub at all? Your live install CD may have a option to Repair current installation.
 
Old 10-05-2008, 06:53 AM   #3
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Thanks for that.

Yes I can get into mephis through grub in the normal way and fedora using 'super grub disk' I just wanted to know if I would have to carry out a complete re-install of both systems if I wanted to remove raid and change the boot sector file system type from fat16.

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