Grub 16 error

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Does anyone know how to recover from a grub 16 os error in Linux suse10?

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Linux Suse Enterprise Server 10
ASKED: January 8, 2010  5:50 PM
UPDATED: June 16, 2010  10:02 AM

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Hello,

The error code “16″ means the following:

16 : “Device string unrecognizable”

This error is returned if a device string was expected, and the string encountered didn’t fit the syntax/rules listed in the Filesystem Description.

To recover, you would need to change the menu.lst entry causing the problems in /boot/grub/menu.lst and reboot.

How you ask? Use a bootable Linux live CD or DVD. I’ve always preferred Ubuntu. Mount your root partition from the Linux live CD and edit the file from there.

Guide to Filesystem Descriptions:

http://www.uruk.org/orig-grub/filesystem.txt

Ryan

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  • Subhendu Sen
    It is easy to overcome this problem ! a) Boot the Suse on Rescue mode, after supply passwd type "grub" (without quote) and press enter b) It launches grub prompt. From here type "find /boot/grub/menu.lst" (without quote) c) It shows, (hd0,1) may be the no is vary.... that means, the first hardsik and the next is partition no. d) Now type "root (hdx,x)" replace the x with ur hd no and next no (no quote) e) Now type "setup (hdx)" (no quote) Then quit and reboot the computer with reboot command your prob is completely solved....
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