restevns wrote:Output of fdisk:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 674 5413873+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 675 12650 96197220 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 12687 38914 210663425 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 * 12687 20293 61096066+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 20294 38131 143283703+ 83 Linux
And now when I try to boot, I just get an endless boot loop, rebooting over and over....
restevns wrote:I have a system with both a WinVista install (for my girls SIMS and wife itunes) and LM 9 ...
I think by deleting the first partition (an OE Recovery partition) and moving things around, I messed up my MBR or Grub2 file, because I can't boot either O/S.
Vista needs a bootflag *. My suggestion is that you remove grub via liveCD using LILO, set a bootflag for Vista using GParted, so you can see if Vista is still alive.
sudo apt-get install lilo
sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
If Vista will boot, you can install grub via liveCD
sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda
sudo umount /mnt
If Mint will boot, terminal commands:
This CD may help you..
Update - using above, got Vista to boot (using downloaded Vista recovery disk). Still cant get grub loaded to boot Linux Mint.
My question is how do I use a LiveCD to fix the \boot section of the installed Linux Mint?
restevns wrote:SAME problem STILL, am pulling out hair and about to chuck it
When updating grub, here's the output:
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
ls: cannot access /var/lib/os-prober/mount/boot
Boot: No such file or directory