"Grub loading ...Error 18" - HD's not accessible any more. (Kubuntu Karmic/ WinXP)
g.lip at gmx.com
Thu Apr 8 00:36:59 BST 2010
On 04/08/2010 03:51 AM, Bas Roufs wrote:
> Hello Goh Lip and everybody else
Bas, good to hear you've got a good cdrom.
Let's get started. There's no need to use livecd. Just the grub-rescue-cd.
> I send to you direct an iso file, named grubstand.iso. Burn iso image on
> cd and when started up, you'll get to a grub prompt. Always good to
> check with "search -f /vmlinuz" to get the partition of kubuntu. (note
> (hd1,1) will be sdb1).
So when at grub prompt, type
search -f /vmlinuz
Note down the output, from your message using live cd, it should be either
hd1,6 or hd1,7
NOT hd1,8 as this will be swap.
> I've set up a grub.cfg file in that iso. To get to that menu type
> configfile /grub.cfg
> scroll to 'Vmlinux' entry, press 'e' to edit and you'll get
> linux '(hd0,8)'/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda8 ro
> initrd '(hd0,8)'/initrd.img
You should then edit it to (if output of  is hd1,6)
linux '(hd1,6)'/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb6 ro
[OR] (if output of  is hd1,7)
linux '(hd1,7)'/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb7 ro
>> linux '(sdb1,8)'/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb1 ro
>> initrd '(sdb,8)'/initrd.img
>> linux '(sdb1)'/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb1 ro
>> initrd '(sdb1)'/initrd.img
> Amend the (hd0,8) and sda8 to the partition output of the search. Then
> 'alt + x' to boot.
alt + x
>> Afterwords, I pressed Control-x to boot, as suggested at the screen.
>> But nothing happens.
When booted into Kubuntu, you must do this at terminal
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
Regards, good luck - Goh Lip
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