[ubuntu-in] Linux not boot

Ramnarayan.K ramnarayan.k at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 07:02:47 GMT 2010

> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:29 AM, Mehdi <akrinar at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Friends
>> Unfortunately my Linux not boot,
>> I installed the Linux on the Vista and it was working till last night,
>> May i ask you that what i should i do? i have many files the Linux? is
>> there anyway to recover the linux?
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Nitesh Mistry <mistrynitesh at gmail.com> wrote:
> You can reinstall grub. Following link should help:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows
> In any case, GIYF :)

I think he has already done that, meaning installed Ubuntu after (as
he says on) Vista.

Regarding a solution - yes grub recovery is possible and the steps are
quite tedious and require concentration and no mistakes

see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Reinstalling%20GRUB%202

however if its not too much of a pain (in terms of connectivity etc) i
think you should go for a fresh reinstall.

However to clarify i do hope you have a separate /home partition, if
so then reinstalling is not just quicker and much less painful.

The Grub rescue modes require you to boot using a Live Ubuntu CD,
finding and mounting the /boot partition (or if combined with root
then finding the /root partition) and then using some simple by
needing heavy "correct syntax" requirements.

Last Thoughts:
A few days earlier i spent a few hours in the phone advising step by
step how to reinstall grub and we followed every single step and the
end result was that grub did not get recovered, so we had to do a
fresh install which turned out to be faster, simpler and cleaner.


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