Grub Error 15: File Not Found

Posted on: November 9, 2011

Today, I was installing my both lovers: Debian and Archlinux 🙂 on my laptop. After finishing the installation process, I rebooted and.. Grub gave me its famous error: "» [SOLVED] Grub Error 15: File Not Found" arrrrggg… so
Troubleshooting time!.. The thing is:

I have the following partitions in just one disk:
* 2 volume groups: vg_debian and vg_archlinux.
* 2 boot partitions: /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda4.

1. Rebooting operating system with a rescue cd.

2. Installing lvm in case it is not installed on the rescue cd.

3. Logical volumes should now be located in /dev/mapper If you cannot find them, use the next commands to bring up the module for creating device nodes and to make volume groups available:

# modprobe dm-mod
# vgscan
# vgchange -ay

4. Listing grub configuration on /boot/grub/menu.lst

cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
title Debian GNU/Linux
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64 root=/dev/mapper/vg_debian-lv_raiz ro
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-amd64

title Archlinux
root (hd0,3)
kernel /vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/mapper/vg_archlinux-lv_raiz ro
initrd /initramfs-linux.img

So.. what was the error??.. replace /boot/ y /, if not Grub find kernel on /boot/boot/ and.. of course it doesn’t exist!

5. After modification, save file, reboot and.. taraaaa!!! it works!


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  • Pratik: Nice, but I would change it to include more directories. Like my .mozilla and .kde4 by using .{config,mozilla,kde4} instead of just .config .


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