YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!
I'm sorry, I must sound like a 5 yr-old, but I'm just excited.
I fixed it!!!!
I did everything below, except I changed "/dev/hdb" to "/dev/hda". I
an article slaves and master drives and realized that maybe the system
looking at the MBR of "/dev/hda" instead of "/dev/hdb". So I solved
by installing it on "/dev/hda".
Anyway, I would like to send out a nice thank you to everyone for your
ESPECIALLY cmorgan047@xxxxxxxxx .
Without you guys I'd probably be stuck with a fresh install on a
Or, worse yet, stuck in Windows for fear of losing my data. Anyway,
all for your help.
On May 6, 2005, at 2:01 AM, Matthew S-H wrote:
<excerpt><bold><underline>NOTE: I have some questions at the
<italic>end</italic>, so if anyone does not care to
read by explanation of how I fixed the problem but is still willing to
me, just scroll down.</underline></bold>
I'm SOOO sorry to have wasted all of your time.
I just figured out a way to get my computer to boot
<italic>temporarily</italic>. I did the following:
Booted off the Live CD.
Pushed escape and then enter to go to the non-gui boot list.
Pushed "c" to go to a GRUB command line.
Typed it the following:
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.10-5-386 root=/dev/hdb9 ro quiet splash
And viola!! Everything booted fine.
Of course, I already had edited my /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/menu.lst
Anyway, now that that is all said and done, any tips on how to
GRUB so that I don't have to boot off the CD and type that at each
I tried running the following:
[Note that I am now able to copy-paste because I can boot into my Hoary
installation and use Evolution. It'll be much easier now for me to
of you the output I get from commands (before I was typing it all up
<excerpt>[me]@[foo]:~$ sudo grub-install --recheck --root-directory=/
Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.
Due to a bug in xfs_freeze, the following command might produce a
fault when //boot/grub is not in an XFS filesystem. This error is
can be ignored.
xfs_freeze: specified file ["//boot/grub"] is not on an XFS filesystem
Installation finished. No error reported.
This is the contents of the device map //boot/grub/device.map.
Check if this is correct or not. If any of the lines is incorrect,
fix it and re-run the script `grub-install'.
Anyway, I rebooted and got the same Error 15.
Any ideas on how to reinstall GRUB to the MBR or what I might be doing
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