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> root (HD0,7) File system type unknown, partition type 0x82


0x82 is a swap partition; you should not be having Grub point there for
a main booting area, though it is something Grub may reference for
resuming (from hibernate, aka suspend-to-disk) since that's where the
system is stored, room permitting. My guess is your menu.lst/grub.conf
file is misconfigured to point to the wrong partition, perhaps because
of what you did when you "re-initialized grep".

Good luck.
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Ok... I redid grub and now get something very different. When I select Linux, I see a stream of messages which end with the following --

EXT3 FS on SDA8, internal journal.
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
No init found. Try passing int=option to the kernal
unmount: /dev/pts: device is busy
(In some cases, useful info about processes that use the device is foud by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
unmount: /dev: the device is busy
Kernel panic - not synching attempted to kill init! that use

The boot then stops.
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