[ubuntu-in] need help - for rebooting / opening

Mallikarjun(ಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನ್) mallik.v.arjun at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 17:21:12 BST 2009

On 22/08/2009, sivakumar bharadhwaj <jeyendrasiva at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am using (now become my favourite) JAUNTY - and enjoying every moment -
> for the past 2 months. And some of my collegues too have starting installing
> Jaunty, and they too are very very happy about it. (not about it being FREE,
> but the freedom to mix, and customise it for their / my desktop !!!).
> Further I am a newbie to LINUX, have been a faithful windows (from DOS days
> - XP).
Some of my friends provided links to rescue your jaunty and some to
reinstall a new OS, but i will guide your to rescue jaunty if few

1) Boot live CD, open Terminal
2) type in these commands
   a) sudo grub (a new command line opens with prompt>)
   b) find /boot/grub/stage1
      Output:  (hdx,y) (similar to that)
   The above output means grub is installed on x drive and y
partition, so if more than one output (in your case one for ubuntu one
for suse) find out which drive has ubuntu or try both
   c) root (hdx,y)
   d) setup (hdx)
3) exit and reboot
4) happy ubuntuing

any probs mail me back

> I have grub installed, have XP & Jaunty, in my laptop - Lenovo 3000 G530.
> 250 GB, 2 GB ram, integrated camera - 5 months old.
> Yesterday, I installed, with some difficulty OPEN SUSE 11.  and my problem
> started.
> I could see in the initial boot - grub - OPEN SUSE 11, ubuntu 9.04,
> microsoft xp.
> But when I clicked / enter - It did not boot, and says - no software
> detected.  still the same situation.
> BUT, I USED JAUNTY LIVE CD - and could take out the documents and files in
> my thumb drive.  so my datas are safe now. LIVE CD is a REAL HELP in these
> situations.  WHEN PC / LAPTOP DO NOT BOOT, and you want to secure your
> files,  IT HELPS SO MUCH.
> But, at the same time, help me to open my favourite Jaunty - in my usual
> way, and I want to delete OPEN SUSE 11. Want to have only Jaunty & XP.
> Help me.
> Thanks once again, folks !!!
> s. sivakumar
> chennai
> 93810 66558


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