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    Default Invalid partition table - parted magic 5.8 - grub

    I have read quite a few forum posts on getting grub back. I have downloaded the 5.8 version of Parted Magic. I am looking to reinstall Grub based on what I was able to read here and other places, Re-Install Grub Quickly with Parted Magic , but bash: no command found. So where is grub? I don't find it on this disk. How do I get it loaded?

    I have used what I could find in pm to no avail. Now at boot instead of grub there is

    1234F:


    any help is appreciated.


    It would have been so much easier if they would not have removed the repair tools on the SuSE disc!!

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    Default Re: Invalid partition table - parted magic 5.8 - grub

    You may need to use an older version of Parted Magic, as I suspect (not sure) that v.5.8 of Parted Magic can't be used for the older version of grub in use by SuSE-GmbH for openSUSE.

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    Default Re: Invalid partition table - parted magic 5.8 - grub

    You will see in my guide a link to the version you need
    But here it is again
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/pmagic-4.5.iso
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    Default Re: Invalid partition table - parted magic 5.8 - grub

    I found an older disc I had. It found grub! , but:
    setup (hd0)
    checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists . . . no
    checking if "/grub/stage1" exists . . . no

    Error 15: File not found.

    now what do I do?

    thanks

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    Default Re: Invalid partition table - parted magic 5.8 - grub

    did you find a /boot/grub/menu.lst ?

    Post your fdisk -l
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    Have to pop out, back in 2hr
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    Default Re: Invalid partition table - parted magic 5.8 - grub

    In the version of Gparted I used it did not find it, but I know the partitions are still intact, because I can mount them in PM 5.8. I am have to run between two floors to get more information. I am on my wife's computer to get this help. I will get fdisk -l and be back.

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    Default Re: Invalid partition table - parted magic 5.8 - grub

    Even if the partition is intact, the menu.lst could have been nuked
    Check in /boot/grub/
    and see if there is a menu.lst.old
    if yes; check the contents and consider renaming to menu.lst
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    Default Re: Invalid partition table - parted magic 5.8 - grub

    Sorry, it is 3am here, I'm somewhat frustrated and not clear in the head. I just remembered some information that should make a difference. There is no grub on this disk. It is part of a system that had grub loaded in the MBR of a hd that has been removed. The goal here was to reload grub into this hd. The problem came up, that windoze messed up the partition table and the installation disc would not load from the hard drive. I used a tool in partition magic to recreate the table (I hope), and to reset the MBR. Now I think the step is to install grub. I don't have the full fdisk -l (doing this manually), but it is:

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux Swap
    /dev/sda2 263 4179 31463302+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 4180 10707 52436160 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 10708 19457 70284375 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 10708 15276 36700461 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 15277 19457 33583851 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

    I believe I saw the menu.lst in /boot/grub when it was mounted in pm 5.8.


    I just finished downloading pm 4.5. Will it have what we need on it?

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    Default Re: Invalid partition table - parted magic 5.8 - grub

    I will burn the pm 4.5 to disk, and am going to grab a couple hours of sleep. I'll come back. thanks

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