GRUB hosed, frantic

Karl Wilbur karl at
Sat Feb 10 16:53:10 PST 2007

Colin Dean wrote:

> it tells me that /dev/hda1 is a read-only file system, regardless of 
> whether or not I have it mounted.

You could also boot to the disk and try:

fdisk -l /dev/hda

If you get nothing, there is no drive. If you get drive data but no
partition table, you are looking at the optical drive. If you get a
partition table, they you can see whether you have multiple partitions
to keep track of.

Karl Wilbur

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