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Re: GRUB loader error message

hi ya jeremy

On Sun, 2 Oct 2005, Jeremy Merritt wrote:

more grub fun :-)

> /dev/hdb2 is the location of /root/grub

i assume you have a type and/or a system install problem

	-- what is the disk that windozed is installed on
	( presumably hda ?? aka C: )

	-- if you installed debian/linux on the same disk
	it is still called root(hd0...) and not root(hd1...)

	-- if you did install debian ont /dev/hdb2,
	than you have a partitioon type problem ...
	whch confuses grub with mismatched partition types
	on the disk vs what its expecting as its formatted
	type on that same partition

	( dont use vfat fdisk partition type if you mkfs.ext3'd it )

a) grub is usually /boot/grub  ( /"B"oot )

b) if you put grub's files that is needed under /root
   than you're gonna go bonkers 
	( testing in the new world of unknowns )

c) required grub files ...
	/boot/grub/stage1 /boot/grub/stage2

	/boot/grub/FS_stage-1.5  where "FS" is how your
	disk is formatted

> ****
> root (hd1,1)

that implies you probably have another disk at /dev/hda 

> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-2-686 root=/dev/hdb2 ro
> initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.4.27-2-686
> savedefault
> boot
> ****
> The output from this series of commands is:
> ****
> root (hd1,1)
>   Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0xf

why is it type "f" ???  it is NOT linux ...

	- are you sure about your disk names 

> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-2-686 root=/dev/hdb2 ro
> Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition
> ****

exactly .. based on your previous root command

> I did notice that there is no grub.conf in the
> /root/grub folder.

grub.conf is NOT required if yu are typing
those commands manually

c ya

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