OSS doesn't find Linux to boot after moving partition

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  1. titan11

    titan11 Registered Member

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    solved: OSS doesn't find Linux to boot after moving partition

    Hi all,

    after moving a partition with DSS the linux system in that partition isn't found by OSS to boot:
    I extended my swap partition ( hda8 ) taking space from the wondows partition (hda1). So - of course - DSS moved the partitions in between (hda5, 6, 7) including the linux systems partition (hda7).
    After this action OSS marks the linux system as "locked" and there is no chance to boot this system. GRUB is installed in the /boot inside hda7.
    The windows system from hda1 can be booted.

    How can I reactivate my linux?

    best regards
    titan
     
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  2. MudCrab

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    By "locked" do you mean the red circle with the "X" in it? This means OSS can't find the OS.

    Have you tried the OS Detection Wizard on the Linux partition?

    GRUB may also need to be reinstalled to the partition's boot sector (a GRUB repair) so it can boot since the partition's position changed.
     
  3. titan11

    titan11 Registered Member

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    That's it!

    Yes, of course: OSS can't find a boot sector in this partition.
    But I'm sure it's still there, because by using a work around (an other linux install CD finds the installed system and is able to boot ist ..). Therefore I'm not sure, reinstalling GRUB will be the soulution - nevertheless I'll try to do it (first I have to read and learn how to do that...).

    best reghards
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    If another Linux (Live CD) can boot the partition, then it may be okay. It's probably just the entry in OSS that's confused because of the change. Usually, if GRUB is messed up, you'll get a GRUB error message when you try to boot the partition.

    Can you post your BOOTWIZ.OSS file? It's in a hidden BOOTWIZ folder on the drive in which you installed OSS. Make a copy of the file and rename it to BOOTWIZ.TXT so you can attach it to a post.

    After you've made a copy of BOOTWIZ.OSS, you might try deleting the Linux entry from the OSS menu (when booted to OSS) and then rebooting. Perhaps OSS will find it correctly if the old entry has been removed. (You may have already tried this.)
     
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    Hi,

    booted Super Grub Disk - is easy to use, nearly impossible to fail:
    It repaired the grub install in the /boot partition.

    After reboot OSS reactivated my Linux, visible in the OSS menu - ready to boot that.

    That's it, everything's fine.

    Thanks!

    best regards
    titan
     
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