Back from a repair to the screen, my laptop won't reboot. It just sits
with "GRUB" at the top of a black screen.
Booting off a handy Ubuntu CD, I can see sda in the list of devices, but
can't mount any of its partitions. fdisk shows me four partitions, but
all my Linux stuff is hidden inside sda4, which is marked as W95
If I remember correctly, when I last re-installed, gparted screwed up
the bootability of the windows and Dell Utility partitions. Since I
hadn't booted into windows in probably two years, this was supremely
Somehow the full partitioning info has been lost. I don't have an exact
record, but I typically separate at least /usr, /home, /var, /tmp and
Does this sound recoverable? Or should I be pricing a replacement disc?
Brendan Halpin, Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, Ireland
Tel: w +353-61-213147 f +353-61-202569 h +353-61-338562; Room F1-009 x 3147
mailto:brendan.halpin at ul.iehttp://www.ul.ie/sociology/brendan.halpin.html
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