Deleted menu.lst

Michael Bach (gmx) bach.michael at gmx.net
Sun Nov 11 13:02:04 GMT 2007


Donn wrote:
>> What to do now! My menu.lst file which contain the info about every boot
>> option got deleted somehow. I don't have Windows, now I can't boot. What to
>> do? I'm using Feisty Fawn. _____________________________
> 
> We can try:
> 1. Boot somehow -- from another O/S hard drive, or from a Live CD
> 2. Make the file from scratch. And any others.
> 3. Try to boot.
> 4. Goto 1
> 
> I attach my own menu.lst in case it helps you. Print it out and type it in 
> manually. Or search the live cd -- it may have one already!
> 
> However, if grub has been damaged on your actual boot sector, then I don't 
> know what else to do. I'm sure there is a way to fix it even then, but you'll 
> have to find a pro.
> 
> hth
> \d
> 
The idea of a menu.lst as a template is in general a good idea. It will
reduce the amount of time creating a menu.lst from scratch.

However, a few modifications are required to make grub booting the system:
Booting from a live-cd is probably required to get the uuid of the boot
partition. The root partition needs to be hd0,0 as well.

In addition acpi support is switched off. Depending on hardware an its
capabilities, this could be switched on.

Even more, Manpreet said in his initial post he uses feisty, so adaption
is required to take care of a likely different kernel image he uses.

Mike



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