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

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 15:36:59 UTC 2010

>> 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
> boot/grub.

> 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)

No probs, but he will have to chroot before installing grub2.

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