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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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    Quad Boot Cannot Work Because of ONE Key Recovery System


    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 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.

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    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

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    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

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