N/APosted on - 09/13/2011
I have this problem "GRUB Error 15: file not found" and Confused, finally tried some methods that didn't work successfully, but still no luck. Then I try the Ubuntu forums, to discover anyone having the same problem. But there are some differences. Yes I have tried many things.
And I need your help now.
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GRUB Error 15: file not found
Which error you get from your computer, it’s real and simple. Because the file Grub wants but not found there. So, solution also simple. Please do as below.
Please collects a Live CD and then open your computer with this CD and then open Terminal. Now write below command
fdisk -l | grep -i Linux
You will see as below result. This is for your example:
/dev/hda3 1276 1397 979902 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda4 1398 2550 9261441 83 Linux
Here /dev/hda3 is swap and /dev/hda4 is the root partition.
If you see this then, now please open /boot/grub/menu.lst file. This must be look like as below.
Title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.26-2-686
Root (hd0, 3)
Kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-686 root=/dev/hda4 ro
Title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.26-2-686 (single-user mode)
Root (hd0, 3)
Kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-686 root=/dev/hda4 ro single
If you found any difference in this file. Then please make it similar.
For example if you found the root (hda, 4). Then please change it to root (hd0, 3)
Now Save this file and restart your computer.