"Grub loading ...Error 18" - HD's not accessible any more. (Kubuntu Karmic/ WinXP)

Goh Lip g.lip at gmx.com
Tue Mar 30 13:10:20 UTC 2010

On 03/30/2010 06:57 PM, Tom H wrote:

> Since you are getting a
> "GRUB Loading stage 1.5"
> you must have grub1 as your boot loader. To re-install grub1, you
> should mount your install disk, remount /dev, /dev/pts, /dev/shm,
> /proc, /sys, chroot into your install, and run grub-install and
> update-grub.
> If you want to upgrade to grub2, you should also chroot into your
> install and install it with apt-get or aptitude. Running "grub-install
> --root-directory ..." from a live CD might install and set up grub2
> but I doubt that apt will like it once you are back up and running
> your install.

Yes, I know Bas has grub-legacy but grub2 rescue cd  will boot this up 
okay. First boot up using this cd. Then we'll sort out clearing up your 

I send to you direct an iso file, named grubstand.iso. Burn iso image on 
cd and when started up, you'll get to a grub prompt. Always good to 
check with "search -f /vmlinuz" to get the partition of kubuntu. (note 
(hd1,1) will be sdb1).

I've set up a grub.cfg file in that iso. To get to that menu type
configfile /grub.cfg    then amend to your partition the entry and boot.

When booted, sudo update-grub" followed by "sudo grub-install /dev/sda"

If you dont have grub2 install, install by "sudo apt-get install 
grub-pc" first. (follow instructions carefully, especially I think 
convert from grub-legacy part)

Regards - Goh Lip

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