Grub have gone BRAINDEAD!!!
I am quite new to linux. I am running into a problem which is quite wierd. I had installed linux on primary slave by mistake and later wanted to use in master boot. Following was the situation when I installed::
I read through the forum and found the thread for bootloader at length. I did exactly the way it is written there...
Grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
which gave me some info about file system that was ext something.
Grub> kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz ......
Grub> initrd (hd0,4)/boot/init....
System booted. It did work till the ""WELCOME TO MANDRAKELINUX 10.1. PRESS 'I' to enter interactive startup"" >>I did not do anything here<<
The last screen that i can see says::
Mounting root filesystem
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with orderered data mode.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 200k freed
INIT: version 2.85 booring
Mounting proc filesystem [OK]
Mounting sysfs on /sys [OK]
Unmounting initrd: [OK]
Setting default font (lat0-16): [OK]
Welcome to Mandrake Linux 10.1
Press 'I' to enter interactive startup.
COnfiguring kernel parameters: [ok]
Setting clock (localtime): Wed May 24 01:37:47 KIST 2006 [ok]
Loading default keymap [ok]
Setting hostname localost: [ok]
Initializing USB controller (uhci-hcd)[ok]
Mount USB filesystem[ok]
Loading USB printer[ok]
Checking root filesystem
fsck.ext3Possibly non-existent or swap device?
:No such device or address while trying to open /dev/hdb5
Failed to check filesystem. Do you want to repair the errors? (y/n)
(beware,, you can lose data)
Now I said yes and it asked root pass. I gave it and then it came up with
Possibly non-existent or swap device?
e2fsck 1.35 (28-feb-2004)
fsck.ext3: No such device or address while trying to open /dev/hdb5 [FAILED]
*** An error occurred during the file system check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell.
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D for normal startup):
Tried both and none is working now.
This hdb5 was the thing that was seconday ide earlier now changed to (hd0,4)
And to my surprise i can still load linux if i turn back things the way they were; ie. my hdd on Slave jumper settings without anything else.