GRUB Reinstall (Separate issue from recent issue with same subject)
ebrunson at pwhome.com
Thu Jul 7 12:42:11 UTC 2005
As I recall:
fubar - f__ked up beyond all recognition
Matthew S-H wrote:
> I recently fubared my system. (by the way, "fubar" is a word that
> means /seriously f---ed up/. -- different from the common foo-bar).
> I have 2 harddrives:
> 40GB Maxtor
> 120GB Western Digital
> The 120GB drive contains 2 partitions and some unallocated space.
> Both partitions are used by Windows (one for system, the other for data).
> The 80GB drive contains:
> 1 extended partition with a number of partitions dedicated to
> linux ane some unallocated space at the end
> 1 primary partition with some old backups of some files on my laptop
> A fair amount of unallocated space.
> Anyway, I was stuck using Windows for a few days (only like 4).
> /I didn't have the charger for my laptop (which runs MacOS X 10.4.1)
> and I needed to run some proprietary software that is Mac/Win only.
> So, I booted into the XP partition I hadn't touched in about a year
> since I started using Ubuntu./
> /BIG NIGHTMARE!! Everything needed to be updated, the thing got a
> virus within minutes of signing online, it was slow as h---, and it
> seemed to have an odd problem with memory that it never had before./
> Anyway, a little bit of thinking gave me the bold idea to create a
> separate partition on my 120GB hard drive that was dedicated for a
> Windows paging file.
> I thus created a new partition at the end of the 120GB hard drive and
> let Windows create a paging file there. I then rebooted because
> Windows told me to. A minute and a half later (Windows took a while),
> I was staring at the 9 words:
> GRUB Loading stage1.5.
> GRUB loading, please wait...
> Error 15
> Anyway, after that long story, anyone know what I can do to fix it?
> I have most of the directories on my Ubuntu system on their own partition.
> Here are the 3 that are probably most relevant:
> hdb5 /
> hdb6 /boot
> hdb10 /home
> Again, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Either a walkthrough
> or a link to one would be nice.
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