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)
Have you tried running 'update grub'?
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
You have replaced the Mint install with the #! one.
Impossible to retrieve some files from it now, unless you created a backup before.