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Re: GRUB read error (Urgent)

From: Felix Miata
Subject: Re: GRUB read error (Urgent)
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 00:12:55 -0400
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On 06/10/14 18:35 (GMT-0700) cactaur apparently typed:

> Hello, I'm currently using Ubuntu Dapper Drake. I upgraded it a while ago
> from Breezy Badger. So, my story goes, I was trying to find a way to boot my
> recently installed Fedora Core via grub. Someone recommended that I
> reinstall grub from the Dapper live CD. I did that, but when I rebooted, I
> got an error that said, "GRUB read error", then my hard drive made some
> sounds. I can't even boot up any of my operating systems now, and my only
> method of communication is via live cds. I use grub 0.97. I tried to fix in
> many ways, I tried booting from Super Grub Disk, it couldn't fix it. Things
> got a little better after I installed grub from the breezy live CD, after
> that, I was able to get a command-line-ish prompt, instead of just a GRUB
> read error. If anyone can help me, it would be VERY appreciated. Thank you.

Part of your trouble is likely from Fedora's non-standard Grub that uses
grub.conf for menus instead of menu.lst used by other distros.

You can actually get booted from that prompt, but only if you know the right
kernel and initrd inputs to give it. Anyone wanting to help will need to
know what you have installed on what partitions, so you'll need to report
the output of fdisk -l for each disk, and tell which partitions are mounted
as / for each installed OS, and any additional that get mounted as /boot if
you have any. Since you're getting the farthest along in breezy, also
provide the basic mount points from its /etc/fstab.

Maybe some more time with http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/ and you
can figure it out on your own if no one else is around here to help. I'm on
my way to bed.
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him,
and I am helped."                               Psalm 28:7 NIV

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