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Old 08-02-2006, 10:38 PM   #1
fakie_flip
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Linux not booting


I installed Linux on my third hard drive. Then I took out the other two hard drives and Linux would not boot anymore. Do I need to reinstall grub or edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst? It says vmlinuz-2.6.15-23-386 file not found when grub comes up. that kernel is on the third hard drive though. I did not move the the third hard drive with Linux installed to another plug on the ide cable or another ide cable. I am using a live cd and I am able to edit the configuration files if I need to. Here is my /boot/grub/menu.1st:


ubuntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop/v/boot/grub$ cat menu.lst
# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not change this entry to 'saved' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 3

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/hdc1 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd2,0)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery mode) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-23-386
root (hd2,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-23-386 root=/dev/hdc1 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-23-386
savedefault
boot

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-23-386 (recovery mode)
root (hd2,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-23-386 root=/dev/hdc1 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-23-386
boot

title Ubuntu, memtest86+
root (hd2,0)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST










Here is the output of fdisk:


ubuntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop/v/boot/grub$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hdc: 4310 MB, 4310433792 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 524 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 * 1 498 4000153+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdc2 499 524 208845 5 Extended
/dev/hdc5 499 524 208813+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
ubuntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop/v/boot/grub$
 
Old 08-02-2006, 11:16 PM   #2
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I would guess that all of your boot stuff is located on the 1st hard drive, so try putting it back in and see what happens...
 
Old 08-02-2006, 11:29 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure that anubis is correct. In order to fix the problem, run grub-install on the hard drive you want to keep in the machine.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 06:23 AM   #4
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If you have removed 2 other hard drives, you may also need to edit /etc/fstab and change the device name of your hard drive.
 
  


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