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I deleted a partition and since then ,at boot time, grub gives error 17. through Knoppix I have tried grub install and update grub but nothing changed. I tried find ...
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    system not booting up after partition deletion


    I deleted a partition and since then ,at boot time, grub gives error 17.


    through Knoppix I have tried grub install and update grub but nothing changed.

    I tried find /boot/grub/stage1 at grub and it gives me this error:
    "Error 15: File not found". but that file exists.

    when I tried grub-install --recheck /dev/hda the output was:
    "/dev/hda does not have any corresponding BIOS drive"


    What I have to do to boot normally to my system?
    Last edited by devils casper; 04-15-2007 at 02:05 AM. Reason: moved post, started new thread.

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    Hi krekon,

    which distro are you using? post the contents of /boot/grub/grub.conf (menu.lst) and output of 'fdisk -l' command here.
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    I'm using Debian sarge 3.1r4

    The fdisk -l command : cannot open /proc/partitions

    there is also problem with device.map : it has only the device (fd0) /dev/fd0
    and not the /dev/hda. When I add this device to the file and execute the command : "grub-install --recheck /dev/hda" the line I have added disappears.


    I noticed that a new path have been created (/boot/boot/grub/) with the file device.map inside. can I delete it?

    please read this

    http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cache:8815AvSAjVYJ:www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php%3Ft%3D275708+/boot/grub/stage1&hl=el&ct=clnk&cd=6&gl=gr&client=firefox-a



    my fstab
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda3 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    /dev/hda5 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/hdd /media/cdrom0 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
    /dev/hdc /media/cdrom1 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
    /dev/hda1 /mnt/xp ntfs ro,user,auto,gid=disk,umask=222 0 0
    /dev/hda2 /mnt/xp_2 ntfs ro,user,auto,gid=disk,umask=222 0 0
    /dev/hdb1 /mnt/xp_3 ntfs ro,user,auto,gid=disk,umask=222 0 0
    /dev/hdb5 /mnt/xp_4 ntfs ro,user,auto,gid=disk,umask=222 0 0
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb_stick vfat user,noauto,rw 0 0




    Menu.lst

    # menu.lst - See: grub(, info grub, update-grub(
    # grub-install(, grub-floppy(,
    # grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
    # and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

    ## default num
    # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
    # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
    #
    # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
    # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
    default 0

    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout 5

    # Pretty colours
    color cyan/blue white/blue

    ## password ['--md5'] passwd
    # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
    # control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
    # command 'lock'
    # e.g. password topsecret
    # password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
    # password topsecret

    #
    # examples
    #
    # title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    # root (hd0,0)
    # makeactive
    # chainloader +1
    #
    # title Linux
    # root (hd0,1)
    # kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
    #

    #
    # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

    ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
    ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

    ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

    ## ## Start Default Options ##
    ## default kernel options
    ## default kernel options for automagic boot options
    ## If you want special options for specifiv kernels use kopt_x_y_z
    ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
    ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
    # kopt=root=/dev/hda3 ro

    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=(hd0,2)

    ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. alternative=true
    ## alternative=false
    # alternative=true

    ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockalternative=true
    ## lockalternative=false
    # lockalternative=false

    ## altoption boot targets option
    ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
    ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
    ## altoptions=(recovery mode) single
    # altoptions=(recovery mode) single

    ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
    ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
    ## alternative kernel options
    ## e.g. howmany=all
    ## howmany=7
    # howmany=all

    ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
    ## e.g. memtest86=true
    ## memtest86=false
    # memtest86=true

    ## ## End Default Options ##

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-2-386
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-2-386 root=/dev/hda3 ro
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.8-2-386
    savedefault
    boot

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-2-386 (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-2-386 root=/dev/hda3 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.8-2-386
    savedefault
    boot

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.27-2-386
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-2-386 root=/dev/hda3 ro
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.4.27-2-386
    savedefault
    boot

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.27-2-386 (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-2-386 root=/dev/hda3 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.4.27-2-386
    savedefault
    boot

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
    # ones.
    title Other operating systems:
    root


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/hda1
    title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    root (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/hda2
    title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    root (hd0,1)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

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    I fixed the problem with gpart through Knoppix live cd.
    it was quite simple

    the other methods I tried through live cd failed (chroot -> grub-install or update-grub)

    what I want to do is to convert ntfs partition to ext2.

    Do you know a programm in sarge that can do it?

    I tried through knoppix and qtparted but it seems it is not working.

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    qtparted is available in sarge too. can't you convert partition using Gparted LiveCD or Knoppix?
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