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Old 04-28-2005, 05:02 PM   #1
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Partition Magic killed my boot


Hello again!

When i got this stuff...see thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=318079

I thought i'd give Partition Magic a try...well, that was a dumb idea...
As soon as i started it asked if it could fix 2 problems, and since i was desperate and thought it might fix my other HD so i said yes...it didn't fix it and it killed some thing else...

Now when i start my pc i get this error in a VERY messy black and white screen.

Code:
root hd1,6
File Systemtype unknown, partition type 0x82
Kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdb=ide-scsi
Error 17: cannot mount selected partition

I'm guessing the boot.
It still exists and its ext3, i put in the RH install cd and looked at it with the disk druid.
Only thing is...the drives have changed...
It used to be:
Boot /dev/hdd7
Swap /dev/hdd8
/ /dev/hdd9

Now it seems like 1 thing is missing.

Boot hdd6
swap hdd7
/ hdd8


Anyways...i tried reinstalling grub, update bootloader with the cd, changed the grub.conf and fstab.
None work...

What should i do??
I'd hate to lose that linux partition...

Today just isan't my day...
 
Old 04-28-2005, 05:10 PM   #2
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That sounds like a partition got deleted somewhere. Your best option is to use a livecd and change the partitions it thinks things should be on (in grub.conf). You should then be able to boot.
 
Old 04-28-2005, 07:13 PM   #3
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I just changed some things in grub.conf and fstab.
Seems they were located at "LABEL"...which was probally a windows drive i guess...
Changed it to the dev names.
But still...nothing...

Could that "root hd 1,6" have been changed as well?
Does it even matter?
And where can i check?
Or could i just install Lilo...will that see my partitions automaticly?
 
Old 05-01-2005, 10:59 AM   #4
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Well, the "root hd1,6" DID matter...
i had to change it to 1,5 cause 1 partition was deleted by PM..and voila, grub works again.
 
  


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