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Grub problem?

Postby csiebester on Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:20 pm

After my copy of Ubuntu the (non live installer btw.) began to crash so often that it was unusable I decided the linux gods were telling me to try another distro.

I tried to instal LM 6 first. Everything seemed to go fine till the very end. After I pulled out the cd and hit enter for the reboot I got a black screen of death. I shutdown with the power button, and restarted and everything at first appeared to be fine, however I could not boot into LM (I could boot XP), instead it went to a black screen with words and an error that it couldn't find hda7. I tried following an online tutorial to fix grub, but I completely destroyed it instead. After that I couldn't even start XP.

After that I wiped it all and put windows back and tried LM 5 but couldn't even get the grub screen.

Anyone know what's actually wrong and how to make this work.
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Re: Grub problem?

Postby csiebester on Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:27 pm

a bit more info

to fix grub I tried booting from a live cd and doing this

grub> (command I can't remember to find what goes in (hd0,0) in my case (hd0,5)
grub> root (hd0,5)
grub> setup (hd0)
grub> quit

then it was completely destroyed
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Re: Grub problem?

Postby distoaddict on Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:22 pm

looks like another job for supergrubdisk . http://www.supergrubdisk.org/
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Re: Grub problem?

Postby el_b on Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:11 pm

I am having the same problem. I'm downloading this for win:
http://download.cnet.com/Auto-Super-Gru ... tag=button
Docs:
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/AutoSuperGrubDisk

If you can boot into windows only.
Thanks distoaddict.
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