GRUB Reinstall (Separate issue from recent issue with same subject)

Dinesh Gurumurthy gurumurthy.dinesh at
Thu Jul 7 12:55:53 UTC 2005

I have solved the same problem with Fedora core 3.I think following
link would be useful.

On 7/7/05, Matthew S-H <mathbymath at> 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).
> [RANT]
> 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.
> [/RANT]
> 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.
> ~Matt
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