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Old 09-12-2004, 10:42 AM   #16
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So I decided just to reboot and linux loaded up via lilo just fine. Still not windows loadable however. When I try to configure grub manually I run into something interesting.

grub> root (hd0,
Possible partitions are:
Partition num: 0, Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
Partition num: 1, Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x82
Partition num: 2, Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
I would imagine that this has a lot to do with my problem. I am just not sure how I would fix it.

-- EDIT --
The partitions that grub shows seem very weird to me. My root partition should be ext3 and this list shows two partitions of unknown and one of ext2. Why doesn't my ext3 partition show up in this list?

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I was just looking through the dmesg output and I found.
hdc: max request size: 128KiB
hdc: 58605120 sectors (30005 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=58140/16/63, UDMA(100)
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0: p1 p2 p3 p4 < >
I am assuming that p1 p2 etc are partitions. Could I explicitly call my partitions using the full path /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun01 from my bootloaders? Would that make any difference?


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Old 09-12-2004, 11:49 AM   #17
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why did it say hdc1 and then hdc
Old 09-12-2004, 11:55 AM   #18
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well... as i wrote before... partition 4 doesn't contain any logical stations.
so....where is windows ?

Old 09-12-2004, 12:55 PM   #19
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So is my windows partition hootched then? Perhaps I will try throwing in my windows installation cd and see if I can reset the MBR to boot up windows. Maybe that will work for getting windows booted just to confirm if it actually exists or not. If the system is hootched I will have to put up with it for the time being because I am in University and things are going to get awful busy soon. Otherwise I guess a full system rebuild is in order? The only reason why I really wanted windows was as a backup for school incase I bugger up linux. Also so I can play a few games. Otherwise I will just use linux anyway.


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