My Linux partitions are lost.
John T Nelson
developer at computation.com
Fri May 14 14:18:53 UTC 2004
What if his Windows partition was on hdb (the second disk)?
What would the boot entry in grub look like then?
On Thu, 13 May 2004, Tommy Reynolds wrote:
> Uttered Vikas.Bhasin at britishairways.com, spake thus:
> > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> > /dev/hda1 * 1 1216 9767488+ 7
> > HPFS/NTFS
> > /dev/hda2 1217 4864 29302560 f Win95
> > Ext'd (LBA)
> > /dev/hda3 2433 4864 19535008+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
> > /dev/hda5 1217 1229 104359+ 83 Linux
> > /dev/hda6 1230 2302 8618841 83 Linux
> > /dev/hda7 2303 2432 1044193+ 82 Linux swap
> > sh-2.05b#
> > There are linux partitions but i'm not sure why the start and end of
> > blocks are overlapping for different partitions. Looking at above output,
> > do you think previous linux installation can be saved.
> No, the overlapping Linux partitions are just occupants of an
> extended partition. Extended partitions let us get past the
> 4-partition limit endemic to living in a DOS-legacy world.
> Looks like to me that you've just lost the GRUB/lilo bootloader.
> That's easy to get round.
> Boot back into rescue mode. Run "fsck /dev/hda" to make sure
> that the Linux partitions are undamaged. Then reinstall GRUB:
> # grub-install /dev/hda
> You should be able to boot Linux. If your GRUB doesn't already point
> to the Winders partitions, just add a clause like the following to
> your "/etc/grub.conf" file:
> title Windoze
> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
> chainloader +1
> Hope this helps. Cheery-bye.
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