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Re: Problem booting debian

On Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:04:54 -0700, Abhishek Sharma wrote:

> I have Windows 7 (64 bit) on my primary hard drive. I created an image
> of debian on a CD using .iso file and installed debian on an external
> hard drive. It insatlled successfully without any problem. I had created
> just single partition on whole external hard drive.
> When I try to boot the system from the external hard drive(using BIOS
> boot options), system complains "file not found" and goes in rescue
> mode.


"File not found" usually means that GRUB is installed correctly but there 
is a problem with device naming or detection.

Jump to GRUB console (press "c"), locate the root partition ("find /boot/
vmlinuz"), edit the corresponding entry (press "e" and look for the line 
with "hd1,1" or "hd1,2" and modify it accordingly) and try to boot 
manually from there (press "b" to boot).



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