> Short version: 2 hdd - hda ie #1 is Win98se - hdb ie #2 is new install
> of Ubuntu 6 from liveCD boot safe mode. Problem: grub was installed on
> both hda & hdb but hdb won't boot.
> Longer version: mobo MSI K7T266 Pro2-A with 2 hdd, #1 or hda is an 80G
> Seagate with 4 fat32 partitions parted with an old PowerQuest
> PartitionMagic4 -- #2 or hdb is a 5G Quantum/Maxtor with 2 parts linux
> ext2 mostly and 256meg linux swap created by ubuntu install, which is
> where I installed ubuntu 6.06 after booting with the live CD desktop.
> My BIOS will let me boot from whichever drive or CD I want, and I would
> have preferred to control my own boot management with GAG on a floppy or
> hdd -- but instead what ubuntu did was put grub on the hda #1 and hdb #2
> and the install on the hdb #2. Now the problem is that I can't boot into
> ubuntu from the hdb #2 with gag or grub, getting an error.
> After the install, my normal boot to hda or Seagate became grub with
> ubuntu and win choices which would only boot into Win. Since then I've
> replaced that hda grub with GAG. Neither will boot into the hdb. Same
> error for grub was on hda as described below when I try to boot hdb.
> When I try to boot hdb, grub again gives me ubuntu and win choices, but
> in this hdb one none of which work. The screen after failure to boot
> ubuntu says
> ubuntu, normal 2.6.15-23-386
> root (hd1,0)
> file system is fat, partition type 0xc
> kernel /boot/vmlinux-2.6.15-23-386
> root=/dev/hdb1 ro quietsplash Error 15
> File not found
> <there might be some errors there, I jotted notes, not copied>
> What I would like to do would be to try to repair the problem with the
> boot sector of hdb, preferably with something like a linux floppy boot
> so that I don't have to work with hammer and chisel typing things. I
> really hate typing long commands, but I can do a little without making
> too many mistakes.
> The other thing I was thinking was that if I gave grub the right
> commandline I could boot into hdb and somehow command a boot sector,
> like fdisk /mbr for Win9x.
> I realize that I could reinstall, but I'm somehow figuring it is going
> to do the same thing. I had a similar grub problem with Mepis once, but
> somehow I worked it out with GAG. But I can't seem to do that this time.
> Thanks in advance for any help; and sorry about my aversion to
> commandlines. I'm a fair typist except when I'm commanded, and then I
> just go to pieces
> Mike Easter