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Re: My Linux partitions are lost.



What if his Windows partition was on hdb (the second disk)?

What would the boot entry in grub look like then?

-- John



On Thu, 13 May 2004, Tommy Reynolds wrote:

> Uttered Vikas Bhasin 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[56]" 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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