What is error 21, or at least where can I find the error codes for information, and how do I fix the problem; preferably without re-installing? Not the answer you're looking for? Windows only shows a reduction in size of the USB hard drive not the partition with Unbuntu on it. Even though it wasnt media center, it still booted into the Recovery console and i got my mbr fxed...Thanks a bunch! 12-29-2008, 01:07 PM #9 wmorri Manager- Alternative Computing- weblink
Source: http://error21.org/ — this might be an explanation for your error 21. I tried installing Linux on my external hard drive because I have sensitive and valuable information on my two internals (who doesnt). By default, GRUB Stage 1 installs to the very beginning of the bootable HDD, which in most people's PC's is the "C" drive. Mandriva video plays up a bit under KDE 4 as Compiz is enabled but works happily with Gnome desktop. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/what-is-grub-loading-error-21-and-how-can-i-fix-the-problem-224475/
howmany=all ## howmany=7 # howmany=all ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option ## e.g. If you want to boot whichever version of Linux you have from the BIOS to your external drive, that can be easily done. And Linux sees HDD's as sda, sdb, sdc, etc.
lockold=false ## lockold=true # lockold=false ## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option # xenhopt= ## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot So you could fix the MBR with Startup Repair option in Windows Installation Disc, and then re-install Grub for Unix-like systems with the distribution CD or Live CD. succeeded Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd1) (hd1)1+16 p (hd1,4)/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/menu.lst"... Grub loading stage 1.5 Grub loading ERROR 21 (borrowed a lap top to access the internet) After reading some threads on this forum I down loaded Super Grub and can now
Video Converter Ultimate Your complete video toolbox: download, convert, edit, burn and more. Grub Loading Error Unknown Filesystem LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software what is Grub loading error 21, and how can I fix the problem! Use the mailing list till I unfreeze it » Super Grub(2) Disk Support Boards » Super Grub(2) Disk (Castellano) » GRUB Error 17 « previous next » Print Pages:  Go pop over to these guys Offline #2 2012-07-06 23:56:02 DSpider Member From: Romania Registered: 2009-08-23 Posts: 2,273 Re: Grub error Loading stage1.5, error 21 You should set the boot flag on the /boot partition (/dev/sda3 in
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 32768 2008-12-29 19:38 grub ========================= sda1/ubuntu/disks/boot/grub: ========================= total 64 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 32768 2008-12-29 19:38 . There are several different keystroke combinations, depending on who designed your BIOS. drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2008-12-30 01:11 .. -rw-r--r-- 1 root ubuntu 197 2008-12-30 01:11 default -rw-r--r-- 1 root ubuntu 45 2008-12-30 01:11 device.map -rw-r--r-- 1 root ubuntu 8056 2008-12-30 01:11 PDFelement - PDF Editor Easily Create, Edit, Convert, Sign, OCR PDF files.
Have you thought about using a different distro? check these guys out I got through the first boot from the install DVD but failed on rebooting from the hard drive. Grub Loading Please Wait Error 21 Suse title Other operating systems: root # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS # on /dev/sda1 title Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition root (hd0,0) savedefault makeactive Grub Error 21 Windows 7 I'm also able to boot using a LiveCD I played with a while back " VistaPE" but again I'm unable to establish whether or not the graphics card is actually working.
Trying them out has never been easier! http://glitchtest.org/grub-loading/grub-loading-1-5-error-windows.html Here's what you did to your computer. For Unix-like systems, use the distribution CD or Live CD. So this is my setup, I'll have to reformat it soon since Windows did not run for half a year. 1 1049kB 11,8GB 11,8GB primary ext3 --> / *arch + boot*
UTC -8 Posts 1,426 GRUB loading, please wait Error 21 I had Debian squeeze on the 32 bit system I just installed openSUSE 12.1 on. Well, GRUB sees HDD's as hd0, hd1, hd2, etc. Grub Loading Error 15: Make sure the kernel exists. http://glitchtest.org/grub-loading/grub-loading-1-5-error-windows-xp.html You indicate Grub stops at "Loading Stage 1.5" and later indicate you can access/ read/write files?
lockalternative=true ## lockalternative=false # lockalternative=false ## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the ## alternatives ## e.g. Want to know which application is best for the job? See All What is Fix Grub Loading Error and How to Fix Grub Loading Error What is GRUB and GRUB Loading Errors How to fix GRUB Loading Errors How to Restore
http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...ted-magic.html Since the thread was open Robin and I saw questions posted to the thread I ask my question there as my question related to that method of repair. Check your /boot/grub/menu.lst file to see what partition Grub is pointing to, should be either hda5 (hd0,4) or hda7 (hd0,6) per your fdisk output. I will report back if it's working or not. –sidiz Jul 26 '12 at 13:21 add a comment| Your Answer draft saved draft discarded Sign up or log in Sign howmany=all ## howmany=7 # howmany=all ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option ## e.g.
In other words, not one byte of Linux data will go to the Windows HDD. GRUB loading, please wait... Join Date Oct 2006 Location NewZealand Posts 5 GRUB Loading Stage1.5. this content 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.
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After reading one of this forums thread's about 8.04 working while 8.10 did not for someone, I created an Unbuntu 8.04 LT live disc. This is my /boo/grub/menu.lst from that machine Code: # Modified by YaST2. memtest86=true ## memtest86=false # memtest86=true ## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system ## can be true or false # updatedefaultentry=false ## should update-grub add savedefault to the drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 32768 2008-12-29 19:38 .. ========================= sda1/ubuntu/disks/boot/grub: ========================= total 64 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 32768 2008-12-29 19:38 .
Thankfully, it`s pretty easy to use: >> Guide for Restoring Lost Data Caused by GRUB Loading Errors 4Video Tutorial: How to Restore Lost Files Caused by GRUB Loading Errors Fix Computer That was the only reference to drives that I noticed, so I assumed my internals wouldnt be touched... So, yeah, first thing to do is fix the mbr. I am right now preparing to re-install Linux cleanly but do not expect any different result.
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