Re: How to load Linux from GRUB?
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One other comment: if all that has happened is you've destroyed your partition table, leaving all data otherwise intact, it may be possible to recover by using fdisk to reconstruct the partition table EXACTLY as it was before. But you may not be able to figure out the exact size and number of your partitions before the problem, or other data may have been wiped out, or maybe this method won't work for some other reason -- I've never tried it and hope I'll never have to. But just in case, the output of "fdisk -l" on my computer is saved on another computer and the output of "fdisk -l" on the other computer is saved on my computer. 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 > > > > -- > > Shrike-list mailing list > > Shrike-list@xxxxxxxxxx > > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/shrike-list > > > > > > > __________________________________ > Start your day with Yahoo! - Make it your home page! > http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs > > -- > Shrike-list mailing list > Shrike-list@xxxxxxxxxx > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/shrike-list > -- Shrike-list mailing list Shrike-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/shrike-list
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