[SATLUG] Re: HELP! Linux Mint install - fixing GRUB (Steev Klimaszewski

Steev Klimaszewski threeway at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 14:56:21 CDT 2012


Okay, what you're looking for is what is called a "chroot", and you
simply want to mount the partition(s) via something like 'mount
/dev/sdbX /mountpoint' (typically /mnt)

On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 1:10 PM, Maurice Fox <mauricejfox at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think it's BIOS.  This is an old (2004) HP.  Anyway, that's kind of academic.  I think the real question is how to mount an HD filesystem from Linux running off the DVD?  With that, maybe I could make some fixes and then run grub-update.  My other recourse is those Windows recovery disks that I made and saved.  That could restore XP, at least.  Finally, I could just give up and reinstall using the whole HD.  I might lose something I forgot to pull off before going for Linux.
>
> BTW, there is only one HD.  sda and sdb are apparently the two partitions factory installed for XP.  One, the big one, is for the user, the little one is to restore the OS if things go south, according to the user manual.
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>> On Apr 21, 2012, at 12:02 PM, satlug-request at satlug.org wrote:
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>>>> Thanks, Steev.  What is UEFI, and how can I tell?  I think it's BIOS, from the last time I edited the bootup options.  Also, the program that came up is apparently GRUB2, not GRUB.  Sloppy of me for not being more specific.
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>> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Maurice Fox <mauricejfox at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Apr 21, 2012, at 12:02 PM, satlug-request at satlug.org wrote:
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>>>>> Thanks, Steev. �What is UEFI, and how can I tell? �I think it's BIOS, from the last time I edited the bootup options. �Also, the program that came up is apparently GRUB2, not GRUB. �Sloppy of me for not being more specific.
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>> I'm not sure an "easy" way to tell the difference between UEFI and
>> BIOS, although I've never seen a UEFI (BIOS) configuration screen
>> where you weren't able to use the keyboard and mouse with it.  I'm
>> really  not sure, although it seems odd to have sdb and sda without
>> having 2 hard drives, unless I misunderstand your initial email.  One
>> other thing, it may have installed GRUB to sdb instead of sda, and
>> some systems don't like it when second hard drive is the bootable one.
>> The missing partitions are somewhat interesting as well.  What
>> filesystem did you choose?
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