I am running a dual boot, Vista and Mint Elyssa on my laptop.
After making a new partition (something I really needed to do) the GRUB stopped working. I now can neither load Vista nor Elyssa.
Instead of GRUB I get the following message:
"Interrupted operation: Insert the Recovery CD or other Recovery Media and reboot your PC..."
My guess (I'm a newbie) is that by making a new partition I screwed with the order of the other partitions on my hard drive and thus nothing is working as it should.
I am however quite sure that everything is still there somewhere. If I could only get GRUB to work again, or only get access to Vista so that I can remove the partition I just created and restore order.
This is what I have tried so far:
Inserting the Live CD and in terminal trying to restore GRUB.
GNU GRUB version 0.97 (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)
[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB
lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
completions of a device/filename. ]
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
grub> root (hd0,6)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
grub> setup (hd0)
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd0)"... 18 sectors are embedded.
Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0)1+18 p (hd0,6)/boot/grub/stage2
Error 12: Invalid device requested
I have searched the internet for this error message, but I have only found it in relations to other problems.
Here is some additional information about my system:
mint@mint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
omitting empty partition (5)
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x7a695750
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 6 48163+ de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 * 7 1965 15735667+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 1966 14594 101436961+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 1966 12197 82188508+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 12675 14315 13181301 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 14316 14593 2233003+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
mint@mint ~ $
Any ideas on where to go from here?
P.S. A friend of mine just informed me he had a similar problem with a dual boot. He re-installed Linux to get GRUB back. I REALLY hope it doesn't have to come to that