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Mageia 5 grub error 15

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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

What is 'Mageia 5 grub error 15'?

Mageia 5 grub error 15 is an error that may occur when your computer has trouble finding the right files to boot. It may be due to a damaged master boot record (MBR), changes in the BIOS settings, or modifications to a hardware.

How can you fix 'Mageia 5 grub error 15'?

Some of the common fixes include:

  • Reinstalling the bootstrap code
  • Editing the Boot Priority using GRUB

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Reinstall bootstrap code

"Mageia 5 grub error 15" may occur due to a damaged master boot record (MBR), which may be caused by file corruption or it overwritten by a second operating system. To fix this, reinstall bootstrap code.

  1. Insert Mageia 5 bootable device.
  2. Boot to Mageia 5 bootable device.
  3. From the boot menu for type "linux rescue" at the "boot:" prompt for Mageia 5 "Rescue installed system."
  4. Mount all filesystems in read-write mode.
  5. Replac root to real root ('/') on your hard disk:

chroot /mnt/sysimage

  1. Re-install bootstrap code (GRUB).
    For GRUB to the MBR on an SCSI or SATA disk: # grub-install /dev/sda
    For GRUB to the PBR of Partition #2 on a SCSI or SATA disk: # grub-install /dev/sda2
    For GRUB to the MBR on an IDE disk: # grub-install /dev/hda

2. Edit Boot Priority using GRUB

"Mageia 5 grub error 15" may also mean that the BIOS settings were changed or a modification of hardware was done. Try fixing the booting problem using the GRUB and the command below.

**grub> find /grub/grub.conf  

find /grub/grub.conf  

 (hd0,2)  

 (hd1,2)**

If you have multiple Linux operating systems installed try the find command below.

**grub> find /grub/grub.conf  

find /grub/grub.conf  

 (hd0,0)  

grub> find /grub/menu.lst  

find /grub/menu.lst  

 (hd0,0)  
 (hd0,1)**