[ubuntu-uk] boot problem

norman norman at littletank.org
Sun Nov 25 18:56:55 GMT 2007

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> If you resort to reinstalling Windows, obviously be careful not to 
> tamper with or destroy the Ubuntu partitions but this will also result 
> in no more grub. To fix grub boot into an Ubuntu live CD and open up a 
> terminal window. Type 'sudo grub' to enter the grub console and enter 
> the following (substituting your partition numbers where applicable).
> root (hd0,1)
> setup (hd0)
> quit
> The numbering begins at zero and I assume you installed Windows first, 
> putting your Edubuntu root partition as the second one on your first 
> hard drive (drive 0, partition 1). Post the current contents of your 
> /boot/grub/menu.lst file if you would like further clarification.
> Hope this helps,

Extremely helpful, thank you. The one thing I was worried about was
messing up grub and that is covered most adequately.


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