spontaneously changing partition types (GRUB)
I have installed dos 6.22 , windows 98 and debian 2.2 (kernel-2.2.17) using grub( version 0.5.96.1) as my boot loader. I face two recurring problems
1) Every time I reboot (usually into dos or win and back to linux) grub is unable to boot linux , and reports the stage 2 error 17. I boot with a rescue disk and find my linux partitions is reported as being of type "amoeba" under cfdisk. I change it back to linux ext2f using cfdisk. In the process I lose no data but the error repeats the second time I boot.
2) After installing grub the first time I boot it gives me the menu based interface . Howver the second and subsequent times it drops me into the shell.
Could you please explain what is going on and any work around if possible.