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mint not booting

Postby kinos on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:07 pm

when i add a new hardrive mint won't boot up. it goes to the shell and says sda1 not found. i tried a couple different ide drives and got the same thing.

i got 3 sata drives in my box. i'm tring to connect an ide to just dump some data on my new install.

when i disconnect the ide drive mint boots up fine.

thanks for any help i get !
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Re: mint not booting

Postby SpudDogg on Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:15 pm

My guess is that once you installed that drive your computer no longer knows your sda drive as sda. Using grub you can use 'e' to edit the boot commands, try changing sda to sdb or sdc. Another possibility is to use the UUID instead of /dev/sdx.

Note: To see the UUID, you can navigate to /dev/disk/by-uuid/ and look at your (hopefully) single drive there. It should look like AC70783E70781176 or maybe b2b87bd5-32c8-495f-8fb0-36c240759149. Your grub would then read /dev/disk/by-uuid/b2b87bd5-32c8-495f-8fb0-36c240759149 instead of /dev/sdx.

Hope this helps.
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Re: mint not booting

Postby kinos on Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:48 pm

i think you might be right about the problem being with "my computer" or my BIOS i think.

thats how i got in to this problem in the first place :) i plugged in the same IDE drive as a slave to get some data off it and grub freaked out.

i tried to boot the system up and nothing would boot. all i would get were grub errors. luckily i had a copy of linux mint i made for a friend and got reinstalled :)

it seams like when ever i move hardrives around (pluging-unpluging), pluging them back in the right place of course, grub breaks on me.

i'll try out your idea and post back thanks !
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