[F9] laptop not booting - reinstall MBR?
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Wed Jul 9 19:41:48 UTC 2008
Phil Meyer wrote:
> Don Levey wrote:
>> Phil Meyer wrote:
>>> You can:
>>> # fdisk -l
>>> to get a list of partitions and partition types. Hopefully you can
>>> identify which ones are /boot, swap, and /
>> Done - no problem. There's /, /home, and swap.
> the reason grub didn't work, was because it couldn't find the /boot
> partition while chrooted.
> if still in rescue mode:
> mount /mnt/sysimage first, then mount /mnt/sysimage/boot with the boot
> partition, THEN chroot /mnt/sysimage and grub-install should work
But there is no separate /boot partition. The /boot directory lives in
/. I used to make a separate /boot partition, but was told a while back
(perhaps 2 years or so) that this was no longer necessary.
> You might also want to check to see if the system will boot after /boot
> was fscked, and failing that, to see if the rescue would now work properly.
Running fsck on / did nothing.
> Other things to look for:
> after mounting /mnt/sysimage and /mnt/sysimage/boot
> does /mnt/sysimage/boot/grub exist and have a grub.conf in it?
It does exist, and doesn't look corrupted in any way. Just for the sake
of thoroughness, I changed the "kernel" line to point to /dev/sda1
rather than the device ID. No dice.
> install-grub as described does not attempt to repair a broken grub.conf
Thanks for your patience, and help,
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