Grub Troubles

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

Grub Troubles

Postby Acid_1 on Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:33 pm

Ya, so I installed Mint, and then decided I'd try Ubuntu 8.40 alpha 5. So I partitioned my hd and gave 30gigs to Mint 25 to an ext3 system (to share data between os's) and 8 for Ubuntu. I decided I didn't like how a) Ubuntu works and b) the fact that I mounted my extra space into Ubuntu's /home. So, I rebooted, went into Mint and opened gparted. Then I deleted the Ubuntu and Ext3 partition that I had, and made it into one large ext3 partition. I then decided that I should reboot to see if I could get back into Mint. I had a feeling I couldn't, and I was right. Now, I think it's just cause Ubuntu's grub cannot be found, and I don't know how to make Mint grub to work again. So, any help would be nice :P
User avatar
Acid_1
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 817
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:12 pm
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Grub Troubles

Postby Acid_1 on Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:42 pm

Code: Select all
Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd0f4738c

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        3648    29302528+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2            7172        7296     1004062+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3            3649        7171    28298497+  83  Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order


That's the output for sudo fdisk -l
User avatar
Acid_1
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 817
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:12 pm
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada

Re: Grub Troubles

Postby Nibes on Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:51 pm

Hello.

how about a new fresh reinstall of Mint?

I also heard about a program to restore Grub menu. Super Grub.
http://supergrub.forjamari.linex.org/?section=download

Give it a look and perhaps try it. I don't have any experience with it, because I decided to reinstall Mint when I loose my grub menu while resizing windows partition.

I hope it helps.
with a cup of Mint tea.
User avatar
Nibes
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:33 am
Location: Portugal

Re: Grub Troubles

Postby Zwopper on Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:53 pm

I agree wiyh Nibes, SuperGrub has helped me many times, but now I'm staying! :D
Image
My artwork at deviantART | My Tweet
CREA DIEM!
Lenovo E320 | 8GB | 512GB Samsung 840 PRO - SSD | Ubuntu 13.10
User avatar
Zwopper
Level 10
Level 10
 
Posts: 3101
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:20 pm
Location: Deep in the Swedish woods

Re: Grub Troubles

Postby Acid_1 on Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:10 pm

I'll try supergrub. I don't want to do a fresh install cause I only installed Mint a couple of days ago, and spent close to 14 hours of the last 48 tweaking it.
User avatar
Acid_1
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 817
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:12 pm
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada


Return to Installation & Boot

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 13 guests