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Old 04-26-2003, 09:31 PM   #1
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Grub doesnt' recognize filesystem types

Grub doesn't seem to be recognizing any of my partitions. When I open a grub shell in linux (I need to run off of the install cd) I am able to do the configuration. The root (hd1,2) in my case and so forth. However when I restart grub gives me an error at stage 1.5 stating that there are no recognizable partitions. When I boot grub from a boot disk it opens up fine, however when try to do "root (hd1,2)" it gives me an eror.

grub>root (hd1,2)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x83

It gives the same error for every drive, with a different partition type where applicable. It seems to know that it's type is linux, just not ext3. Anyone know what's going on?

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Old 04-27-2003, 04:08 AM   #2
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i'm not too sure how grub recognises partitions like that, but are you sure you compiled it in to your kernel? that's the only thing that *might* be related that i can think of. tried emerging grub again too? try an older version if you need to, make sure you reinstall the mbr after emerging too.
Old 04-27-2003, 12:48 PM   #3
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When I try older versions of grub, they don't seem to fully install, I need to manually move some files around based on errors, how do I know if it is compiled into the kernel? I assume emerge grub took care of that, but how do I do it for older versions?


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