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Dear Everyone, I had a friend to help in installing a quadruple boot of XP/Fedora 11/Mint/openSuse on my laptop and everything went well until I made a mistake of a ...
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- 08-07-2009 #1
Quad Boot Cannot Work Because of ONE Key Recovery System
I had a friend to help in installing a quadruple boot of XP/Fedora 11/Mint/openSuse on my laptop and everything went well until I made a mistake of a wrong choice in the grub. Now every time I reboot, the ONE key recovery system of my Lenovo would start-up and would proceed on asking me questions so as to refresh all my partitions as when I first received it from the store.
I am now using a live cd of mint and thus can access the terminal. I checked though and found out that my partitions are still OK, but it seems that they are not read by my computer. Please refer below.
mint@mint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xc5e3f820 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 1913 15366141 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 1914 30259 227689245 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda3 * 30260 30402 1135800 12 Compaq diagnostics /dev/sda5 1914 23323 171967792 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda6 27411 27435 200781 83 Linux /dev/sda7 27436 30259 22683748+ 8e Linux LVM /dev/sda8 25498 27351 14892223+ 83 Linux /dev/sda9 27352 27410 473886 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda10 23323 25497 17470656 83 Linux Partition table entries are not in disk order
May I ask for help once again on restoring my old set-up and to stop the ONE key recovery system in taking control of my laptop?
Anyway, I thank you in advance for the help you would be sharing.
Last edited by nujinini; 08-07-2009 at 03:23 PM. Reason: added some infos
- 08-08-2009 #2
Feels a little weird responding to my own thread but this is what happened.
1) I reinstalled one of the Linux distros (mint).
2) Restarted and grub already active.
3) Can enter all partitions except Mint
4) Found out there are already 2 intallations of mint ( old & new)
5) edited sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst - removed the new installation
6) reboot -
7) now ok
hope this experience may help somebody sometime