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Old 08-02-2006, 07:56 PM   #1
Registered: May 2006
Location: Egypt
Distribution: RedHat 9.0, Ubuntu 6.06 and Slackware 11
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booting problem , please help!

I have a big problem concerning the boot operation:

I have a win2000 and a Linux, and by default the win2000 is not like winXP it does not overwrite the MBR, but i was reducing the disk partitions using the Partition magic form the DOS, I used to do so and evry time I boot from the RedHat 9.0 disks and issue the following:

chroot /mnt/sysimage
vi /boot/grub/grub.conf # i change the partition numbers only as I reduce the partitions in my disk, ex: instead of being the swap @ hda7 i made it @ hda6, I used to do so as i said.
And then i remove the CD and rebooted, but this time an error occured in the gurb saying :
error 2
(this raised before showing me the choice menu)

I try the prev steps more than once but no wayout!

then i logged into the DOS andd issued (as i was needing my PC):

fdisk /mbr
after this command i was able to log into win2000 only. after completed my work on Microzeft windows I now wanna log into my lovely linux, so I ( after reading how to log into it) insert the RedHat 9.0 installation Cd and do :

chroot /mnt/sysimage
grub-install /dev/hda
but an message returned saying:
"the file /boot/grub/storage1 not read correctly"
, provided that, once ago i need to reinstall the gurb ( after installing an XP windows) and ever thing worked fine, so where is the error, please help me urgently.
Old 08-03-2006, 08:38 AM   #2
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it sounds like you changed your sizes in the partition table so fix mbr for MS would merely point the bootloader to look at C root partition for your ntldr programs.

2) I prefer you have a live cd for the next bit but boot the RH cd and see if it has an option to open a console or open a terminal???

when in

grub.....and wait a bit for the grub to search your devices

root (hd0,Y) per tut where is your /boot partition in ....................grub speak

root (hd0)

if the final message is ......succeeded or success then grub is in your mbr

read my tut if you want to make a bootable floppy or a cdr or chainload from MS.......

ps....with a live cd such as knoppix you have to issue the su command to have root powers....I do not know if you need that for a RH cd sorry

Last edited by aus9; 08-03-2006 at 08:44 AM.
Old 08-04-2006, 07:11 PM   #3
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Thanx alot, I retry what i do and I get it.


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