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Old 11-10-2009, 01:13 PM   #1
henu
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Grub error 22


Hello, I have an Suse 9.3 installation in one partition and Windows XP on the other one like this:

/dev/hda1 Linux
/dev/hda2 W95
/dev/hda5 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 Linux swap
/dev/hda7 Linux

I needed some space so I deleted the hda5 partition using fdisk. After rebooting I have an Grub Error 22 saying that the partition doesn't exist. I think it is trying to boot from hda5 instead of hda1.

I tried Super Grub Disk, and it says it fixed grub, but after a reboot I still get the same message.

What can I do please? What aditional information do you guys need in order to help me?

Thanks in advance,

henu

PS: I don't know if this thread belongs here, if not, please tell me where should it be

Last edited by henu; 11-10-2009 at 01:16 PM. Reason: Added a PS
 
Old 11-10-2009, 01:29 PM   #2
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Actually I have to correct something:

The booting partition was /dev/hda7, but after I deleted partition /dev/hda5, the booting partition should be on /dev/hda6 (I think so), but I believe grub is still trying to boot from /dev/hda7.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 02:16 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by henu View Post
Actually I have to correct something:

The booting partition was /dev/hda7, but after I deleted partition /dev/hda5, the booting partition should be on /dev/hda6 (I think so), but I believe grub is still trying to boot from /dev/hda7.
Post you're menu.lst and the outcome of fdisk -l
 
Old 11-10-2009, 02:33 PM   #4
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Please post the following:

Code:
#fdisk -l
and your grub.conf file.
 
Old 11-11-2009, 06:47 AM   #5
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Ok, thank you very much, here is all the requested info:

output of fdisk -l:

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa85da85d

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1        2551    20490876   83  Linux
/dev/sda2            2552        9729    57657285    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5            8866        8928      506016   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6            8929        9729     6434001   83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 16.0 GB, 16030597120 bytes
32 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15530 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2016 * 512 = 1032192 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x7712506d

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1       15530    15654208+   b  W95 FAT32
Contents of grub.conf:

Code:
setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0) (hd0,6)
quit

Contents of menu.lst:

Code:
color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd0,6)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE LINUX 9.3
    kernel (hd0,6)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 vga=0x317 selinux=0  splash=silent resume=/dev/hda6  showopts
    initrd (hd0,6)/boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
#title Windows
#    root (hd0,0)
#    chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
title Floppy
    root (fd0)
    chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe -- SUSE LINUX 9.3
    kernel (hd0,6)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal noresume selinux=0 barrier=off nosmp noapic maxcpus=0  3
    initrd (hd0,6)/boot/initrd

And you guys didn't ask for fstab but here it is anyway:

Code:
/dev/hda6            /                    reiserfs   acl,user_xattr        1 1
#/dev/hda5            /windows/D           ntfs       ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda5            swap                 swap       pri=42                0 0
devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
/dev/cdrecorder      /media/cdrecorder    subfs      noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0             /media/floppy        subfs      noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
/dev/hda1            /usr                 reiserfs   acl,user_xattr        1 2
Thanks again guys
 
Old 11-11-2009, 11:01 AM   #6
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Quote:
gfxmenu (hd0,6)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE LINUX 9.3
kernel (hd0,6)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 vga=0x317 selinux=0 splash=silent resume=/dev/hda6 showopts
initrd (hd0,6)/boot/initrd
In the above change all references to (hd0,6) to (hd0,5)
In grub numbering (hd0,5) is the 6th partition of the 1st HDD.
 
Old 11-11-2009, 11:41 AM   #7
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Wow!, thank you very much. I didn't know that
 
  


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