[ubuntu-in] 9.10 overwrote grub of 8.10 - and did not place it in the revised grub - how to recover

Ramnarayan.K ramnarayan.k at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 06:56:35 GMT 2009


yesterday i installed 9.10 (Karmic Koala) over a mutilboot os system

I had already existing
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu Studio 8.10
Kubuntu 8.10
and Win XP

The fresh installation was located in the same partition as Kubuntu.

However post installation my new grb only shows up
Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu Studio 8.10

it has missed my Ubuntu 8.10 (my main work area) and now i have no way
of booting back into that. Problem is not the data but the software -
had installed tonnes of software that are not available even on the
repo dvd's

like qgis, skype, googleearth audio and video codecs.

It seems two solution occcur -
1. Try and figure out how to reinstall grub for 8.10 and then add that
to the now default grub

2. Find the packages in the 8.10 / and make then into an apton cd or
something and then reinstall 8.10 and then 9.10 ??

any other solution / advice would be appreciated


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