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windows boots with no Grub

Postby CDZ on Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:28 pm

grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
(hd1,1)

grub> root (hd1,1)

grub> setup (hd1,1)
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd1,1)"... failed (this is not fatal)
Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd1,1)"... failed (this is not fatal)
Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd1,1) /boot/grub/stage2 p /boot/grub/menu
.lst "... succeeded
Done.

grub>


What is wrong with this ^^

It almost seems like windows rewrote the MBR

how do i fix this?




thx, Corey
CDZ
 

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Re: windows boots with no Grub

Postby atlef on Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:29 am

This is the correct procedure for restoring grub.

Boot your LiveCD and open up a terminal, then do the following:

sudo grub

You will get a grub prompt (see below) which we will use to find the root partition and install grub to the MBR (hd0,0)

[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For
the first word, TAB lists possible command
completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
completions of a device/filename. ]

grub>

Type the following and press enter:

find /boot/grub/stage1

If you get "Error 15: File not found", try the following:

find /grub/stage1

Using this information, set the root device (fill in X,Y with whatever the find command returned):

grub> root (hdX,Y)

Install Grub:

grub> setup (hd0)

Exit Grub:

grub> quit
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