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Installation problem

Postby jhouse59 on Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:05 pm

I just installed Elyssa on a second hard drive. I've got 4 hard drives on my computer. But, when I rebooted it goes to WinXP. I tried the Super Grub Disk.When I rebooted got this error messages:
Root (hd1, 0)
Filesystem type unkown, Partition type 0x7
Kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic Root=/dev/hdf2 ro Quiet splash
Error 17: cannot Mount selected partition
Press any Key to continue...

I restarted the Elyssa cd. Then opened a Terminal and typed "sudo fdisk -l". This is what I got:

Disk /dev/hde: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x76f876f8

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hde1 * 1 9964 80035798+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/hdf: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0004e398

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdf1 1 19 152586 83 Linux
/dev/hdf2 20 784 6144862+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdf3 785 14946 113756265 5 Extended
/dev/hdf5 785 1804 8193118+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdf6 1805 2186 3068383+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdf7 2187 2951 6144831 83 Linux
/dev/hdf8 2952 3588 5116671 83 Linux
/dev/hdf9 3589 14691 89184816 83 Linux
/dev/hdf10 14692 14946 2048256 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sda: 203.9 GB, 203928109056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24792 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0bed0bec

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 4909 39431511 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 4910 24792 159710197+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x90909090

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 9964 80035798+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

I've got Elyssa installed on the hdf drive.
Can someone please tell me how to get this fixed.

Here is my "menu.1st".
## ## End Default Options ##

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=/dev/hdf2 ro quiet splash
initrd /initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=/dev/hdf2 ro single
initrd /initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

title Linux Mint, kernel memtest86+
root (hd1,0)
kernel /memtest86+.bin

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd2,0)
savedefault
makeactive
map (hd0) (hd2)
map (hd2) (hd0)
chainloader +1
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Re: Installation problem

Postby rbanavara on Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:58 pm

the error mesg where in it says partition type is 0x7 indicates there is something wrong in specifying the partition type... Also from the menu.lst;

root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=/dev/hdf2 ro quiet splash
initrd /initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

(hd1, 0) mean first partition of second disk (ie, /dev/hdf1) but the kernel line says /dev/hdf2. There is definitely some mismatch.

From the grub screen go to command by pressing c. Then try

GRUB> root (hd1, <press tab>

once you press tab, it lists all the partitions available on that disk, if this matches what you expect on that partition, then specify the rest of the lines (kernal, initrd etc). Finally press b to bbot. If this works, make this a permenent entry in menu.lst
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Re: Installation problem

Postby jhouse59 on Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:31 am

rbanavara wrote:the error mesg where in it says partition type is 0x7 indicates there is something wrong in specifying the partition type... Also from the menu.lst;

root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=/dev/hdf2 ro quiet splash
initrd /initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

(hd1, 0) mean first partition of second disk (ie, /dev/hdf1) but the kernel line says /dev/hdf2. There is definitely some mismatch.

From the grub screen go to command by pressing c. Then try

GRUB> root (hd1, <press tab>

once you press tab, it lists all the partitions available on that disk, if this matches what you expect on that partition, then specify the rest of the lines (kernal, initrd etc). Finally press b to bbot. If this works, make this a permenent entry in menu.lst

When I boot. I don't get the grub screen . It goes straight to WinXP.
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Re: Installation problem

Postby rbanavara on Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:54 pm

try from super grub disk. or for that matter, start from mint live disk & when it shows the bootup splash screen, press escape then press c to get in to grub command shell. You can try out the above instrs from thsi grub shell.
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