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Old 05-15-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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Grub install problem


Hello there,

Having a bit of a problem getting grub to work again. I moved, as opposed to copied, /boot/grub/menu.lst to my desktop on my debian system to save it. Now supergrub is not able to find the menu.lst and I do not have access to my debian drive, which is where everything is. So, how do I go about restoring grub then? I have both knoppix and the supergurb at hand.

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/boot ?

did you move the whole directory or just the grub subfolder, or just the menu.1st file?
 
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just the file menu.lst.

I am trying to move it back with the debian net install disc using rescue. Not too much luck.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 07:24 PM   #4
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Prompt?

Can you get into the grub prompt. If so :

root (hdX,X) first X drive, second is partition.

kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hdX (X is your root dir)
initrd /initrd.img

boot
 
Old 05-15-2007, 07:32 PM   #5
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No, not able to get to a grub prompt. It just keeps repeating GRUB over and over again. Should I try the knoppix way again?
 
Old 05-15-2007, 07:36 PM   #6
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switch puters

I'm on my wifes system atm. give me about 10 mins to put my girl to bed and I will boot mine using super grub again and will be able to give more detailed instructions . supergrub does not require the menu.1st to boot the linuz system, just the kernel and the initrd which can be manually entered.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 07:40 PM   #7
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Okay, I'll load supergrub


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Old 05-15-2007, 08:00 PM   #8
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Okay, I've got grub back now.... let me see if it works...

Nope, so soup.

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Knoppix

would try the knoppix cd or you could use the debian install disk. just set the swap and the drive (don't format) escape back to the main menu, and configure system. Then you can re-install grub or lilo. Thats what I do when I am too lazy to grab another cd I forgot to modify my super-grub disk. the one i have doesn't support xfs lol.

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Old 05-15-2007, 08:26 PM   #10
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I've tried that with the debian netinstall, though it keeps telling me to determine the root partition. How do I do that?
 
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Where did you have the root partition set originally.

Might want to use that again. If you don't remember and since you are going to restore the original configuration anyway could just use the drive path you are booting to as root for now.
 
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find /boot/grub/stage1

hd0,1

...loading netinstall under rescue

Netinstall loaded... ideas?

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Old 05-15-2007, 08:36 PM   #13
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Hey

Did it work?
 
Old 05-15-2007, 08:41 PM   #14
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No, I did not set a root partition. How do I tell which one is root?
 
Old 05-15-2007, 08:43 PM   #15
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Can you boot it?

What exactly did it do? Haven't gotten the net install before. and for root just set it to whatever partition you are booting too.

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