Then I may have to ask how to reinstall the GRUB (or redo the MBR?)
I would enter the BIOS and change the boot order to boot the Linux disk first, then reboot form a liveCD.
Now open a root terminal and enter
grubafter a moments searching it should show the grub prompt grub> now enter
find /boot/grub/menu.lstgrub should return (hd0,x) where 'x' is a number representing the partition grub is installed in, enter.
where 'x' is the number returned in the previous step. It will return the file system type, enter
setup (hd0)It should eventually tell you it's done, now enter
Now reboot without the liveCD and you should have grub loading Linux, you will need to add a stanza for windows, but I don't use windows so I will leave that to someone else.
EDIT: note that with grub (hd0,1) is sda2 in Linux, grub uses numbers for the disks and partitions and starts from 0 with the first disk and partition.
Before I read your comments above I went into the PCL control center via the LiveCD to the Set up boot system
and pointed it to the default /dev/sda 400.1 GB HD. I rebooted and there was no change - it didn't work.
I reloaded again via the LiveCD and went into the PCL control center to the Set up boot system
again and this time pointed it to /dev/sda2 (where "/" is) . I rebooted and there was no change - it didn't work.
Next time I ran the Redo-mbr
from the LiveCD. I rebooted and there was no change - it didn't work.
After these attempts didn't work I then saw your post and followed your helpful
instructions. For a moment it looked good as the system loaded the following lines:Grub Loading stage 1.5.
Grub loading, please wait...
- (flashing dash)
I have tried it twice and it loads the above lines but doesn't continue as it stops with the flashing dash.
Note: 1. The GRUB commands did prompt me to use (hd0,1) which is where my "/" is located in sda2.
2. sda1 on the HD is unformated blank space. I don't think that matters but I'm not much help...
Subsequent to the changes above, using the LiveCD Redo-mbr again, my MBR is still showing everything as hd0,0 not hd0,1 ? Should I just edit all of the hd0,0 to hd0,1
color black/cyan yellow/cyan
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=UUID=66c19e56-47fd-4c7b-b06e-96b3cd9a74fd
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=UUID=66c19e56-47fd-4c7b-b06e-96b3cd9a74fd failsafe
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz-184.108.40.206-pclos6.a64 BOOT_IMAGE=220.127.116.11-pclos6.a64 root=UUID=66c19e56-47fd-4c7b-b06e-96b3cd9a74fd vga=788
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz-18.104.22.168-pclos1.a64 BOOT_IMAGE=22.214.171.124-pclos1.a64 root=UUID=66c19e56-47fd-4c7b-b06e-96b3cd9a74fd vga=788
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=UUID=66c19e56-47fd-4c7b-b06e-96b3cd9a74fd vga=788