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#1 2013-03-29 06:57:26

Hecks
New Member
Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 6

Restoring lost OS (dual booting)

Hello folks, #! noob here.

To keep things short. I had Linux Mint 13 (Cinnamon) installed when I was putting in Crunchbang 11.
GRUB was written into the MBR and I cannot access the Linux Mint installation now,
at first I didn't think much of that as I was excited just to get Crunchbang running,
but it turns out I need some files from that installation.

So how would I go about this? I've seen the chroot fix but I'm having trouble getting it to work.
Below is the log from the fdisk -l command if that helps. Thanks in advance.

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0007e579

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   960462847   480230400   83  Linux
/dev/sda2       960464894   976771071     8153089    5  Extended
Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda5       960464896   976771071     8153088   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 1019 MB, 1019215360 bytes
4 heads, 32 sectors/track, 15551 cylinders, total 1990655 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *          32     1990654      995311+   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

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#2 2013-03-29 08:51:09

fatmac
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-11-14
Posts: 1,948

Re: Restoring lost OS (dual booting)

Have you tried running 'update grub'?


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#3 2013-03-29 08:58:04

Hecks
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Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 6

Re: Restoring lost OS (dual booting)

fatmac wrote:

Have you tried running 'update grub'?

I did,  I get this, and it's still the same when I reboot.

Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/grub-splash-crunchbang.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-4-amd64
done

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#4 2013-03-29 09:16:53

xaos52
The Good Doctor
From: Planet of the @s
Registered: 2011-06-24
Posts: 4,602

Re: Restoring lost OS (dual booting)

You have replaced the Mint install with the #! one.
Impossible to retrieve some files from it now, unless you created a backup  before.
Cheers,
xaos

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#5 2013-03-29 09:19:32

Hecks
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Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 6

Re: Restoring lost OS (dual booting)

Alright thanks for clearing that up.

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