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Old 09-05-2006, 04:14 AM   #1
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grub halts on "loading stage 1.5" after installing RECOVER PRO (asus)

Hi, I'm quite a beginner both with computers and Linux. I'm having a problem with GRUB. My hd has 2 partitions (WinXP and Linux) and my comp shows me GRUB at the beginning in order to choose what to use!!
After installing Phoenix FirstWare RECOVER PRO 2004 and restarting the comp. a strange message showed:
"GRUB loading stage 1.5"; then the computer halted for a whole night!! Anyone can please help me?

Old 09-05-2006, 08:26 AM   #2
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I know nothing of this product but their website on a similar product says this
Recover Pro 6 offers unparalleled security because the actual recovery data is
stored in a self-contained area of the hard drive within the Phoenix Instant-On
recovery environment. This environment is completely operating system independent.
It is not vulnerable to Windows attacks, but can be accessed from a Windows
interface or from a hot key when Windows won’t boot. Only the Recover Pro
application can write to this area, because our bulletproof recovery environment
is constantly monitored and maintained.

2) that means it created a new partition and messed up your old one.

3) It is up to you to decide if you need it or not. You can ACCESS it from a live cd such as knoppix or kanotix.....sorry Phoenix but Linux is smarter than Ms, heh heh

You decide whether to keep it or delete.

4) if you delete it the tool you use should for beginners be QtParted off the knoppix cd....but have backups of your xp data pls

5) if you keep it....well my opinion is it is only good if your hd is invincible....too bad if it fails....lulling you into not doing enough removeable media backups?

6) after making your decision.....grub needs to link to its booting files so using the live cd its

open a terminal and type commands
root (hdX,y) per tut where is your /boot partition
setup (hd0)

and good luck
Old 09-06-2006, 05:18 PM   #3
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thanks for email but I prefer to be transparent and do not reply to emails via email. the aussie speak for tutorial in my signature.....scroll down to
Know your /etc/fstab and the section on
Command Root.....

which tells you if /boot is either a separate partition or a subfolder to / in which case it is the same partition as /


2 partitions
/dev/hda1 = /boot
/dev/hda2 = / and all other folders

grubspeak root will mean (hd0,0)

1 partition

/dev/sda3 = / (/boot is subfolder) means grubspeak is
root (hd0,2)

then you know what to make the root command

root (hdX,y) becomes in eg1 (hd0,0) or eg2 (hd0,2)

got it?

if not just read the tutorial again.

it is a common misunderstanding for beginners which is why I put it in the tutorial.

if you still are at a loss pls post your /etc/fstab file

Last edited by aus9; 09-06-2006 at 05:21 PM.



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