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Re: [SLE] lost GRUB-what I have tried
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 18:57:22 -0400
  • Message-id: <200406011857.22965.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 01 June 2004 06:43 pm, Mark Crean wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-06-01 at 22:37, Stephen W wrote:
> > Error Message:
> > GRUB Hard Disk Error (That is the total message)
> >
> > I tried using Install CD#1 and could get nowhere. An
> > earlier post suggested that I:
> >
> > Install
> > Boot Installed System (that did not work)
> > Reinstall GRUB (not an option I found)
>
> I've done this by booting from the first SuSE CD and reinstalling grub
> from that, though I note that it appears not to have worked for you. In
> fact I had to do it when cloning some disks one from another. You might
> need to google around for the precise sequence of commands to use but it
> certainly worked here.
>
> What happens if you boot from the SuSE CD and as root run "grub"? That
> should get you into the grub command box from which you can issue the
> actual commands.
>
> :)
>
> Fish

There is a 'rescue system' included on the first CD (or at least on the DVD)
and you may have to use that to get into your installed system and then rerun
grub.

To do so takes a few steps.

1) Boot the 1st cd and select 'rescue'
2) login as root. (no pswd needed)
3) Mount /dev/hdaxx /mnt (mount your root partition onto /mnt)
4) cd /mnt
5) chroot /mnt (Make /mnt your root)
6) Mount /dev/hdaxx /boot (mount your boot partition)
7) grub-install


I've never had to do it, but those are the basic steps. You can do a lot with
the rescue system. Give it a try and report back.




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+ Bruce S. Marshall bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx Bellaire, MI 06/01/04 18:54 +
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