/dev/sda says "Permission denied"

Asked by srikanth hannabeprakash on 2013-03-23

I recently wanted to resize my partition in windows but found that I was unable to delete the partition where I installed Ubuntu.Later after that I restarted the stystem and then on It showed Grub Error 17. So I saw http://stringofthoughts.wordpress.com/2009/05/24/grub-error-17-debianubuntu/
 and ended up with your wesite and installed Ubuntu in live mode as well but when I tried fdisk/dev/sda it says "command not found"
but using /dev/sda it says "Permission Denied".I want to fix Grub error and use ubuntu as it was earlier. How do I it?

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This question was originally filed as bug #1159040.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We understand the difficulties you are facing, but it is better to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. You can also find help posting your problem in the support forum of your local Ubuntu's community http://loco.ubuntu.com/ or asking at http://askubuntu.com. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

Hi srikanth hannabeprakash,

apparently the answer #2 , you can also use the boot-repair program. An automatically repair program for grub bootloader.

Boot from a Live Ubuntu media (USB/CD/DVD) and follow the simple instructions in the following link

Focus on the second option (link I gave).


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