Booting Problem

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Tue Dec 8 21:21:54 PST 2009

mathan kumar wrote:

> I've set the boot loader GRUB for my BLFS.

How did you do that?

> My partion details follows,
> dev/sda1 - NTFS
> ...
> ...
> dev/sd4 - NTFS
> dev/sd5 - ext3 / (extended) -> Installed Ubuntu in this partion.
> dev/sd6 - swap
> dev/sd7 - ext3  -> My BLFS Files here.

Let's start over here.  There is no /dev/sd4.  Do you mean /dev/sda4?
This is quite confusing.  The extended partition can only be one of the 
first 4 partitions (sda1 .. sda4)

Does ubuntu boot?  If so, what are the results for

fdisk -l /dev/sda

> I've verified my fstab and GRUB files. 

Are you using grub legacy or grub2?

fstab is not used until the kernel is loaded, so the /boot/grub/grub.cfg 
is the file to look at for grub2.

   -- Bruce

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