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    Did you do "fdisk -l" to see what partitions are on your disk? I'm not
sure what it meant when the rescue system said "You don't have any Linux
partition", but if it meant you really do have no partition with ID 83,
then apparently it really is all gone.  But if you had valuable data on
some other type of partition, or if there remain other partitions of type
83, with only the old root partition gone, you will probably be able to
keep intact still valuable partitions when you reinstall linux.  If
"fdisk -l" shows other partitions of type 83, mount them and look to
to see if you want to keep them.

Steven Yellin

On Fri, 4 Nov 2005, peter wu wrote:

> Steven and Aaron,
>
> Thanks for your kind replies. I tried what you've
> suggested; however, I am afraid it's really screwed up
> (unless I am doing something wrong). While trying to
> run Rescue mode by pressing CONTINUE, I get the
> following msg:
>
> You don't have any Linux partition. Press return to
> get a shell. The system will reboot automatically when
> you exit from the shell.
>
> Then I get this msg followed by a promt:
>
> When finished please exit from the shell and your
> system will reboot.
> sh-3.00#
>
> At the shell promt, I tried the following:
>
> sh-3.00# ls
> sh-3.00# cd mnt
> sh-3.00# ls
> runtime source
>
> I can somehow get to mnt directory, but there are only
> two directories, and there is no sysimage directory.
>
> Am I missing something, or am I truely hosed? Do I
> need to format the entire hard drive and reinstall?
>
> Thank you for your help, in advance.
>
> --peter
>
>
>
> --- akonstam@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>
> > 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
> >
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