Fwd: Can't seem to reinstall grub

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Thu Nov 29 09:49:32 UTC 2007

Mark Fraser wrote:
> On Thursday 29 November 2007 07:15:54 Nils Kassube wrote:
> > Mike Leone wrote:
> > > So I have this Dell Inspiron 600m laptop that dual boots Windows
> > > and Kubuntu. Through my own stupidity, I needed to completely
> > > remake my Windows partition, and so of course I lost grub.
> > >
> > > So I boot with a Knoppix CD, and do this: (I booted into text mode)
> > >
> > > fdisk -l
> > > -> I see that /dev/hda1 is WinXP, and /dev/hda2 is Linux (with
> > > /dev/hda5 as swap). That's all the partitions. Pretty simple, no?
> >
> > Which version of Kubuntu are you talking about? If it is Gutsy (or I
> > think Feisty as well), there is no more /dev/hda but it is now
> > /dev/sda even if it is really an IDE drive. If you use the Live CD of
> > the Kubuntu version installed on your harddisk you can see the
> > correct device name with your fdisk command.
> Are you sure about that? My IDE drive is still mounted as /dev/hd??

Sorry if that was wrong. Now that you ask, I'm not so sure any more. As I 
don't have access to the machine with IDE drive where I installed Gutsy 
last month, I can't check it.


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