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Link to this post 24 Jul 09

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04, it was working fine until today when I tried to login & as it seems like the system was hanged, I pressed reset & on reboot I have Grub Loading stage 1.5. Error 17
Any suggestion please let me know?

Link to this post 24 Jul 09

Boot from live CD, check

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub/+question/66606
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=981371

check cat /boot/grub/menu.lst and sudo fdisk -lu (or cat /proc/partitions) let us know what is outcome.

Check BIOS settings, hardware problems ...

Link to this post 24 Jul 09

for my the bast option si reinstall grub. And alone one is configure

"sudo aptitude install grub"

Link to this post 25 Jul 09

this is the outcome of the previous command

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
cat: /boot/grub/menu.lst: No such file or directory
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name

8 0 199148544 sda
8 1 99860008 sda1
8 2 1 sda2
8 5 99281668 sda5
8 16 199148544 sdb
8 17 192306051 sdb1
8 18 1 sdb2
8 21 6835626 sdb5
7 0 657224 loop0
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu

Disk /dev/sda: 203.9 GB, 203928109056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24792 cylinders, total 398297088 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x914e914e

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 63 199720079 99860008+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 199720080 398283479 99281700 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 199720143 398283479 99281668+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 203.9 GB, 203928109056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24792 cylinders, total 398297088 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xb376b6ac

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 63 384612164 192306051 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 384612165 398283479 6835657+ 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 384612228 398283479 6835626 82 Linux swap / Solaris
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

Link to this post 25 Jul 09

It appears that you are running the commands from the live CD, by doing that you cannot confirm the menu.lst or fstab files because they are located on the installed disk not the ram disk that the Live CD is using.

First mount your root partition onto a new directory in the Live CD root, (ie.. sudo mkdir /mnt/tmp;sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmp}, once that is done you can cat /mnt/tmp/boot/grub/menu.lst and cat /mnt/tmp/etc/fstab to see the proper output.

The issue is either with your boot paramaters in manu.lst or the partition table in fstab.

Please post the results from your physical partition here for review.

Link to this post 25 Jul 09

results from the previous command
sudo mkdir /mnt/tmp
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmp
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

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