[ubuntu-uk] Struggling with GRUB 2 error

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Tue Dec 1 23:28:39 GMT 2009

On 1 Dec 2009 at 23:19, Kris Douglas wrote:

> Hello everyone, I'm struggling with an installation of Ubuntu Karmic
> on my netbook.
> After an update, I switched my machine off and left it till the
> morning, when I went to boot it up, it sat on "loading grub.." for a
> while, and then proceeded to display "error: biosdisk read error" and
> then return me to a grub rescue> CLI.
> "Ok" I thought, and I went to try some of the recovery commands, which
> didn't actually work, as in, "not found", other than SET and LS. This
> is screwing me over quite a bit, because disasembling the machine in
> order to get the drive out it a pain, and I need it for work on a
> daily basis, ideally I would like to get my files off there.
To get files of...

Perhaps a couple of USB sticks - one with a version of Ubuntu to boot 
off (needs to be a recent version if you are using a ext4 file system on 
your hard drive) and another to copy the files on to.


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