[F9] laptop not booting - reinstall MBR?

Don Levey fedora-list at the-leveys.us
Wed Jul 9 19:07:53 UTC 2008

Phil Meyer wrote:
> To repair the MBR:
> boot a rescue CD
> # chroot /mnt/sysimage
> # grub-install /dev/sda
> On some systems, it has been necessary to use old arguments:
> # grub-install --no-floppy --recheck /dev/sda
> # exit
> That should do it.
> Good luck!

Hmm...  There may be a bigger problem.
Trying to mount the existing installation as /mnt/sysimage (entering 
rescue mode, before the command prompt), I get:

"An error occurred trying to mount some or all of your system.  Some of 
it may be mounted under /mnt/sysimage."

At the command prompt, I note that *nothing* is under /mnt/sysimage.

 From there, running "chroot /mnt/sysimage" gets me:
"chroot: cannot run command `/bin/sh': No such file or directory"

/bin/sh is a link to /usr/bin/sh, which does seem to be there.

Am I totally hosed, or is there hope?  In case it makes a difference, 
this is an F8 rescue disk, but the laptop HD is F9.


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