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linux mint partition is listed as linux-swap after pclinuxos

Postby blitzz66 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:59 pm

i am on a windows 8 computer and had linux mint installed wanted to try pclinuxos the full monty edition well, lucky me, after install grub would not load and found out it is not compatible with efi. so booted up linux mint live cd and looked in gparted to find out which is which and i see that after installing pclinuxos it has listed my linux mint partition as swap confused...... have never seen this and i did not choose it to do that during install. i have tried boot repair with no luck and dont want to do reinstall bcuz i did have so much on my linux mint. even tried reinstalling grub on sda7 which is my linux mint partitiion and it will not. im guessing due to the fact it is listed as swap partition. and also i have looked in file system thru live cd and do have all my files still there dont have a clue how this has happened. any advance would be GREATLY appreciated. here is my record from boot repair if it would help anyone first run before deleting pclinuxos partition http://paste2.org/2764395 and link given after deleting pclinuxos partition http://paste2.org/p/2764460
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Re: linux mint partition is listed as linux-swap after pclin

Postby usbtux on Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:37 am

Do you have grub coming up at boot?

Grub Rescue - reinstall grub.

Boot and run from Live DVD
open a terminal, type these commands

1. sudo os-prober

see a list of OSes first.

here is a possible output:

mint@mint ~ $ sudo os-prober
/dev/sda1:Windows 7 (loader):Windows:chain
/dev/sdb1:Linux Mint 13 Maya (13):LinuxMint:linux
/dev/sdd1:Linux Mint Debian Edition (1):LinuxMint1:linux

Obviously yours may differ.

2.

sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt ( mint root)

3.

sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda (main disk)


I would suggest you do a complete backup of your home directory.

Also see http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-find ... ate-fstab/
http://goo.gl/DXKgM LinuxMint tutorials.
Running LinuxMint 17 Cinnamon/KDE/XFCE
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
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Re: linux mint partition is listed as linux-swap after pclin

Postby blitzz66 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:51 pm

thanks and i tried and it gave me this

mint@mint ~ $ sudo os-prober
/dev/sda4:Windows 8 (loader):Windows:chain
/dev/sda5:Windows Recovery Environment (loader):Windows1:chain
mint@mint ~ $ sudo mount /dev/sda7 /mnt
/dev/sda7 looks like swapspace - not mounted
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
mint@mint ~ $ sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda7
grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of /cow.
Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting.
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