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 09-24-2006, 12:36 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2005
Posts: 28

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Grub error 24 in kubuntu


I tried to re-partion my harddisk but I guess it went wrong. Now when I boot my computer I get error message 24 in grub 1.5.
Does anyone know what to do

I use kubuntu 6.06 and tried to partion my harddisk with cfdisk
Old 09-24-2006, 01:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Distribution: Any free distro.
Posts: 3,398
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 113Reputation: 113
You have access to the internet so Google "Grub Manual" as it will tell you Error 24 is "Attempt to access block ouside partition". Basically Grub complains that the address it was given to load the system files is wrong!

When a user install a Linux the installer will burn the partition address or number into the installed system. If you alter the partitions then the Linux will go to the wrong address or partition. Adding extra partitions will not cause a problem, only altering partitions with installed information is unacceptable.

Your best way out is to boot to a Live CD and use it to re-partition the disk back to the original form, if you can still remember the partition table.

The information in the partition table works like a set of door bells in a multi-storey building. You can mess up the door bells but the residents are not undisturbed. In your case just re-wire the door bells will get back where you were.

Good luck!

Last edited by saikee; 09-24-2006 at 01:25 PM.


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
GRUB - Error 21 Dual Boot Kubuntu / XP mjanveaux Linux - Software 5 06-24-2009 09:08 AM
Error with compiler on Kubuntu ppc mvillarino Ubuntu 2 03-09-2009 04:09 PM
Window Decorations ( Kubuntu 6.06 ) Compile error Unknowndeepness Linux - Software 10 07-09-2006 02:55 PM
kubuntu giving RSDP error tokenringman38 Linux - Newbie 2 05-12-2006 05:02 PM
GRUB - kubuntu won't boot notmatt Linux - General 3 08-03-2005 10:15 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 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
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration