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Old 11-28-2006, 04:23 PM   #1
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corrupted grub loader


this is my first post here. i am having a huge problem with my open suse 10.1.
i have a 80g hard drive with 40 for linux and 40 for my windows . i upgraded my motherboard and used the same hard drive. the windows app worked fine but the linux did not. now through an act of god or bad choices on my part the grb loader only displays Error 22. and i cannot acess either windows or linux. is there any way to fix this without wiping it or starting over. i really dont want to have to re-install the entire hard drive if it is recoverable.

any help will be appreciated.

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Do you have access to a Knoppix disk? If not you could build a grub boot disk, see "info grub". Let me know if you have Knoppix.
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Grub err 22 : No such partition
This error is returned if a partition is requested in the device
part of a device- or full file name which isn't on the selected

The error is probably in /boot/grub/menu.lst. It's either looking for the /boot folder or the / (root of the filesystem) in the wrong place.

We need to see the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/fstab to determine the fix.

Be assured that both OSs are still there, you just can't access them right now.

If you have a liveCD, boot from that and run 'fdisk -l' to get a list of all partitions. Mount the Suse partitions one at a time and inspect the contents. Look for /boot (then cd into grub and copy menu.lst). If /etc is in the same partition, copy fstab.

Then post them here.

You may be able to boot fron the Suse install cd1 (choose boot from hard drive) and get the information.

As I stated above, the fix is probably as easy as just editing /boot/grub/menu.lst to get the partitions stated correctly.


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