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#1 2008-10-03 17:36:52

Ek0nomik
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From: Wisconsin
Registered: 2008-05-01
Posts: 7

[SOLVED] Grub Error 15: File Not Found

Well I didn't expect this to be the error which threw me off guard.

fdisk -l reveals:
/dev/sda1 BOOT.FLAG  Linux
/dev/sda2                   Linux
/dev/sda3                   Linux swap / Solaris

blkid:
/dev/sda1: UUID="484d3c32-aae5-43a3-bb4b-cbaaab26f96a" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/sda2: UUID="3525ec64-d3dc-4bec-b9d2-172633f4a3a4" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sda3: TYPE="swap" UUID: ""1d1b29b3-92b9-4823-aca6-06d3e51ed825"

loop0 and loop1, no clue what those are.

So, sda1 should be /boot.  sda2 should be /.  sda3 should be swap.  (I setup the partitions manually, not with the auto configure)

So, I just mounted /dev/sda1 in archlive, and grub/menu.lst contains this:

root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26
root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/3525ec64-d3dc-4bec-b9d2-172633f4a3a4 ro
initrd /boot/kernel26.img

But, I get this error message in grub:

root (hd0,0)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26

Error 15: File not found

Press any key to continue...

Any ideas?  I know it has to be something small...

Also, a side question, why format /boot as ext2 instead of say something like ext3?  What does ext2 have over ext3?♦

Last edited by Ek0nomik (2008-10-03 22:06:19)

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#2 2008-10-03 18:30:26

Ek0nomik
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From: Wisconsin
Registered: 2008-05-01
Posts: 7

Re: [SOLVED] Grub Error 15: File Not Found

One more thing, when I go into grub and type:

root (hd0,0)

and

root (hd0,1)

they both return the same thing:

Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83.

Since one is ext2, and the other ext3, shouldn't it say something different?

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#3 2008-10-03 19:10:35

SkonesMickLoud
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From: The D of C
Registered: 2008-09-20
Posts: 178

Re: [SOLVED] Grub Error 15: File Not Found

Ek0nomik wrote:

One more thing, when I go into grub and type:

root (hd0,0)

and

root (hd0,1)

they both return the same thing:

Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83.

Since one is ext2, and the other ext3, shouldn't it say something different?

Nope.  Grub sees both as ext2.

As to the problem at hand:  If the UUID points to your boot partition there is no need to have /boot in front of the kernel/initrd.  This makes it look for a /boot directory inside of the /boot partition, which obviously doesn't exist.

So it should just read:

root    (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/3525ec64-d3dc-4bec-b9d2-172633f4a3a4 ro
initrd   /kernel26.img

Last edited by SkonesMickLoud (2008-10-03 19:14:29)

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#4 2008-10-03 22:05:08

Ek0nomik
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From: Wisconsin
Registered: 2008-05-01
Posts: 7

Re: [SOLVED] Grub Error 15: File Not Found

Aha.  Thanks buddy.  Problem solved.  smile

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#5 2008-11-26 04:57:45

virusso80
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From: Italy
Registered: 2007-03-09
Posts: 270

Re: [SOLVED] Grub Error 15: File Not Found

Hi all, I'm sorry to re-open an old post, but I'm very disappointed because I can't fix this problem. i recently updated the system. Suddenly after updating was finished, system was not responding to commands. I restarted and...grub error. Now I'm writing using an ububtu live cd.

When i start the system what i see is a message error:

booting 'Arch Linux
root(hd0,4)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz root /dev/sda3 ro

ERROR 15: File not found

I don't know how it could happen.

For more information my laptop is a dell xps m1330.

using the ubuntu live cd I obtain:
sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x60000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1          16      128488+   6  FAT16
/dev/sda2              17         685     5365760    7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3   *         685        9822    73400415    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4            9823       24321   116463217+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5            9823       24168   115234213+  83  Linux
/dev/sda6           24169       24321     1228941   83  Linux

my menu.lst is:

# (0) Arch Linux
title  Arch Linux  [/boot/vmlinuz26]
root   (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda3 ro
initrd /kernel26.img

# (1) Windows
title Windows Vista
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
makeactive
chainloader +1

I also checked that in /boot there are both vmlinuz26 and kernel26.img

What can i do? I'll really appreciate  your help!

Thanks in advance

Vincenzo

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#6 2008-11-26 05:54:25

creslin
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Registered: 2008-10-04
Posts: 241

Re: [SOLVED] Grub Error 15: File Not Found

virusso80 wrote:

# (0) Arch Linux
title  Arch Linux  [/boot/vmlinuz26]
root   (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda3 ro
initrd /kernel26.img

/dev/sda3 is your vista partition.  Also, it doesn't look like you have a separate boot partition.  The Arch kernel/initrd lines should probably be:

kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda5 ro
initrd /boot/kernel26.img

Last edited by creslin (2008-11-26 05:57:48)


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#7 2008-11-26 06:20:08

virusso80
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From: Italy
Registered: 2007-03-09
Posts: 270

Re: [SOLVED] Grub Error 15: File Not Found

creslin wrote:
virusso80 wrote:

# (0) Arch Linux
title  Arch Linux  [/boot/vmlinuz26]
root   (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda3 ro
initrd /kernel26.img

/dev/sda3 is your vista partition.  Also, it doesn't look like you have a separate boot partition.  The Arch kernel/initrd lines should probably be:

kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda5 ro
initrd /boot/kernel26.img

GREAT!!! solved, thanks a lot!

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#8 2011-10-09 22:04:57

vegihat
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Re: [SOLVED] Grub Error 15: File Not Found

hello community

i have just installed arch but i cant boot it. grub error 15

my /boot/grub/menu.lst here http://pastebin.com/2S2s4v0y
my /etc/fstab http://pastebin.com/dZQpDsqk

also at /boot there is a file vmlinuz-linux

i dont know if i need to tell something more

i just ask for help

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#9 2011-10-09 22:12:54

karol
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Registered: 2009-05-06
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Re: [SOLVED] Grub Error 15: File Not Found

vegihat wrote:

hello community

i have just installed arch but i cant boot it. grub error 15

my /boot/grub/menu.lst here http://pastebin.com/2S2s4v0y
my /etc/fstab http://pastebin.com/dZQpDsqk

also at /boot there is a file vmlinuz-linux

i dont know if i need to tell something more

i just ask for help

Hi there, vegihat.
This is a veeeery old thread. Please read this one: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=123993

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#10 2011-10-09 22:53:52

fsckd
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Registered: 2009-06-15
Posts: 4,173

Re: [SOLVED] Grub Error 15: File Not Found

Welcome to the forums vegihat. As karol wrote, this thread is very old. We have a rule against necro-posting. You can read it here along with the other rules: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … Bumping.27
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