what os is using which partitions?
dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Sun Oct 17 04:54:35 UTC 2010
On 10/16/2010 02:34 AM, Walter Garcia-Fontes wrote:
> * Doug [16/10/10 06:08]:
>> ps: is there any way to "dump" the grub selection window to some
>> file that I could forward to the list? (Are attachments permitted?)
> With "testdisk" you can analyze the partition structure of your disks.
> sudo apt-get install testdisk
> sudo testdisk
I got testdisk. It seems to be an uber version of gparted. It also
But it does not name the operating systems on the various partitions.
or debian I can look at files in the various partitions. Which file(s)
contain the name
of the operating system that's installed in a given partition?
Someplace that info
must exist, since grub (_not_ ubuntu grub!) uses that to name the
can select at boot.
My install of Ub 10.10 is all screwed up. I have it, but it's installed
in the wrong
partitions; it can't see PCLinuxOs, which should be on extended sda5 and
where sda6 is swap. I can see those partitions, but I can't boot to
And Ubuntu grub shows about 6 versions of Ubuntu--maybe 8, I lost count
before it timed out. I can see Debian, but the booter doesn't name it.
I've got to straighten this all out, and go back to the boot manager in
which I had to do with the last Ubuntu. It could see everything, and
After I unmangle the partition mess, if I can.
FWIW, however, 10.10 _did_ save my 10.04 configuration, if anyone is
interested. I was somewhat surprised.
Thanx for your patience, guys and gals. I'm just muddlin' thru.
Blessed are the peacemakers...for they shall be shot at from both sides. --A. M. Greeley
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