Re: debian 6.0.5 ISO installation issue. GRUB .. file not found
ok it is resolved, here is what i did. since the grub has mistakenly
installed on RAID drive (md0) and not on /dev/sda or /dev/sdb MBRs.
however i could not understand why is that happen. i am following the
same linux installation that i used to with old version it just happen
to me with 6.0.5. anyways this is what i did.
Grub rescue>ls (which showed me all the devices including RAID ones)
Grub rescue> ls (md/0)/ (and i found grub folder on root of md/0)
Grub rescue>set root=(md/0) ("/" was their so i add it)
Grub rescue>set prefix=(md/0)/grub
Grub rescue> insmod normal
Grub rescue> normal
when i reach the prompt after root password. i run grub-install /dev/sda
grub-install /dev/sdb so both devices could be used as failover.
i hope this helps others.
Thanks for the support Arno and Brian.
On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 12:48 AM, Muhammad Yousuf Khan <email@example.com> wrote:
> ok ill perform the the said instructions next day in office. but let
> me share you guys some of my partitions settings. that might help to
> understand the scenario more clearly.
> i have 2. 500GB of HD with raid1 set.fail-over to each other with boot support.
> 1. /boot (raid1)
> 2. Swap (raid1)
> 3. root on LVM on raid1.
> so i have 3 raid devices and on 3rd one root Partition is on top of LVM
> i am using the same procedure that i use to install with debian lenny
> and old squeeze but this is the first time that it showed me this
> i think about the same as you suggested about using debian live CD and
> install the grub manually. but there is no such command grub-install.
> i found a command grub-installer. so i didnt knew how to use it.
> please correct me if my limited knowledge leading me to a wrong
> On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Arno Schuring <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Muhammad Yousuf Khan (email@example.com on 2012-08-09 16:55 +0500):
>>> i just installed debian from 6.0.5 amd64 net CD. with basic options.
>>> installation went fine but in first boot. shows me this
>>> Welcome to GRUB
>>> error : file not found
>>> grub rescue>
>> If memory serves me right, you need to
>> rescue> set root=(hd0,1)
>> Assuming that /boot is a separate partition, created as /dev/sda1.
>> Season to taste. The grub shell has tab-completion, not sure if the
>> rescue shell has the same. If the installer created one single
>> partition, you may also need
>> rescue> set prefix=($root)/boot/grub
>> rescue> insmod normal
>> rescue> normal
>> And from there the regular grub commands (linux, initrd) should work.
>> There may also be a command to start the menu from there (insmod
>> An easier but slower solution is to boot again from the installation
>> disc, start a rescue shell and re-run grub-install and update-grub.
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