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Old 07-20-2006, 09:08 AM   #1
leupi
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Grub can't fine Ubuntu


I wanted to add a FAT32 partition to a dual boot setup that I have with XP and Ubuntu. I used an Partition Magic to create a new partition. When I rebooted Grub was hosed...

I was finally able to reinstall Grub off of an older FC4 cd that I had. Unfortunatly, while Grub looks that same at it did before, I cannot boot into Ubuntu, only XP. I deleted the FAT32 partition but that did nothing. I used a live cd and got this info:
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ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
omitting empty partition (5)

Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device 	    Boot      Start         End      Blocks  Id  System
/dev/hda1   *        1        	 2358    18940603+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2            2359        9729    59207557+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5            2551        2741     1534176   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda6            2742        9729    56131078+  83  Linux
Here is some of the Grub info:
Code:
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-26-386 root=/dev/hda6 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd,img-2.6.15-26-386
savedefault
boot
I have altered the (hd0,5) to just about everything that I can think of. Any ideas how I can fix my little issue? Thanks.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 09:16 AM   #2
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Did you make the extended partition "hda2" after you installed Linux?
 
Old 07-20-2006, 09:23 AM   #3
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OK, after deleting the new partition I changed (hd0,5) to (hd0,6) and that worked. Now I need to get a FAT32 back without hosing it again...
 
Old 07-20-2006, 11:04 AM   #4
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Swap partition inactive

OK, I now see that my swap partition is disabled as there is no mount point. I did this:
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tparks@delld600:~$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        255980     253864       2116          0        416      49164
-/+ buffers/cache:     204284      51696
Swap:            0          0          0
Where and how should I remount the swap space? Thanks
 
Old 07-20-2006, 12:21 PM   #5
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I see you have suse 10 installed.
Allresdy tried it with the installation-disc from suse and the repair-option?
 
  


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