First: Sorry for my por English, but some times Google is more wurse than my English.
I don't know much about it, I have a MBR problem myself. But after making an primary partition to a (don't know the technames) sub-partition. Now, I can't start Linux Mint 8 with out a Grube-cd. Super Grube it's cold. You could download it, it is an ISO. super_grub_disk_0.9799.iso iso-size: 4,490 kB
I don't know how to use the program. I can find the OS-installations and start them, but I can't rewrite a MBR with it.
And next time, don't start imedietly with reïnstalling. Nonsen. If you have a Windows OS, put in the Windows CD and after loaded, start 'R' repear. After some time you have a commandline and wil be asked for wich installation you want to start for this session. If you have more then one Windows installation. If not, choos the one that's been shown and type the number in front of the writings. In this case 1 and press Enter, than the password will be asked (I didn't set a password for Administrator, if you did, fil in the password), press Enter. For help, you only need to type 'help' and there will be a list of commands.
From there you can choos the commands you need, if don't know much about it like I, try somethings with out actually doing it.
Like 'bootcfg' and you see more options.
If you like to use your Windows OS again, you could go for 'fixboot'. Doesn't mean that you Linux OS will start, only the Windows OS.
So, no need for reinstalling. Now you can go to the web and find your answers. Or use the Live-CD of Linux Mint or what ever. And to boot up your other OS, you can use the Super Grube CD. It will work, for the mean time, to me it is.
With the Super Grube CD I can start the MBR of the Linux installation, but not with out it. And I installed with command a Grube installation, it wasn't installed. So, the Grube-PC was something from Linux Mint there selfs. And I don't know how to get it back either, the original grube-pc is what I want back for MBR.
So, here are some selutions, but no answers.
I think DrHu might have the answers and maby some better programs for helping out in these situations.
So, next time no reinstall. Use some programs and get help.
Hopefully I let you know enough and hope you find the answers where you are looking for.
Try the Linux Mint Forum, look for Installation & Boot, second part Toppics:
- Solution for random shutdown on some laptops when installing
- Grub rescue ?
- If you get grub errors after install look here - not grub 2