Re: How to load Linux from GRUB?
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On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 04:59:36PM -0800, peter wu wrote: > Hi, all, > > I had a dual-boot (Windows XP on NTFS and Linux), but > I wanted to partition the C: drive where Windows XP > was installed. I used Partition Magic to first resize > C: drive to a smaller one, and then create a new > partition with a letter G. However, somehow, Partition > Magic screwed up, now I can't seem to boot to Linux, > whereas I can still boot to Windows from GRUB by the > following: > > GRUB> rootnoverify (hd0,1) > GRUB> chainloader +1 > GRUB> boot > > I tried to boot to Linux by doing the following: > > GRUB> root (hd0,9) > GRUB> kernel / <tab> > GRUB> kernel /boot <tab> > > But it doesn't seem to find vmlinuz... in /boot. When > I do "kernel / <tab>" it gives the "possible" > commands. I am wondering if there is any command > (possibly kernel command?) which lists the entire > directory (like ls in Unix or dir in DOS). > > I looked at PartitionMagic, but depressingly, all > partitions for Linux seem to have zero unused space, > i.e., everything appears to be used. (e.g., size MB: > 27,956.0; Used MB: 27,956.0 and Unused MB: 0.0) > > Can I somehow recover from this? Should I reformat > everything, I am afraid? > > Thanks in advance. > > --peter -- Well that depends on how shrewed up the partition table really is. I would boot linux rescue, chroot to /mnt/sysimage which should be your / Linux partition, then do a fdisk. fdisk can re-establish the partition table. Then if that works create a grub.conf, do a grub-install and you should be in business. ======================================================================= Fortune's Real-Life Courtroom Quote #7: Q: What happened then? A: He told me, he says, "I have to kill you because you can identify me." Q: Did he kill you? A: No. ------------------------------------------- Aaron Konstam Computer Science Trinity University telephone: (210)-999-7484 -- Shrike-list mailing list Shrike-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/shrike-list
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