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fredf
Hello all

Well, yesterday started out as such a happy day. ATI released new Linux drivers that enabled OpenGL on the Radeon 8500. Finally, I could at least try and get a little further with UT2003. glxgears used to report 200-230fps, and it went up to 2500+fps!!! Wonderful! So, pop the UT2003 CD in and start the install. Hmmm, 2.5GB, and I don't have it. No worries! I'll boot back into Win2K and delete my M: drive, used it as a scratch drive for vid capture. So, boot in, do that, reboot and, guess what

grub>

Hmm. No idea, pull out the notebook, Google away, and get so far as to get grub reinstalled. Grub comes up now, the splash screen is gone, I cannot boot Linux, but of all things, Win2K boots. Here is the error I get booting Linux

Booting Redhat Linux 2.4.18-17.8.0

root (hd1,2)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0xf
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-17.8.0 ro root=LABEL=/

Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition

I can boot with the CD and get into rescue mode and get my system mounted under /mnt/sysimage (do I have a fully functional system after I do the chroot? Seems mostly, haven't tried X tho). Everything looks like it's there. fdisk -l reports

Device Boot ID System
/dev/hda1 * c Win95 FAT32

Device Boot ID System
/dev/hdb1 7 NTFS
/dev/hdb2 * 83 Linux
/dev/hdb3 f Win95 Extd
/dev/hdb5 83 Linux
/dev/hdb6 82 Linux swap

and here is grub.conf

title Redhat 2.4.18-17.8.0
root (hd1,2)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-17.8.0 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /initrd-2.4.18-17.8.0.img

title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader+1


I actually also have another kernel option from the original install, but I didn't include to try and make this shorter. Suffice to say it does the same thing.

I'm pretty sure I can get this back, just not exactly sure how. I don't have a boot disk because I don't have a floppy. I guess I could put one in, but I think I can get this without it.

Any help muchly appreciated.
chrisw
possibly when you deleted your M:
it changed the configuration of structure of the hard drive
and re-arranged the numbering of the partitions
and might have caused grub to be looking for the correct partition
yet it was numbered differently since you deleted your M: in
windows...

its only a guess....might not be the reason ...but its a possibility
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