out of the blue, one day I cannot boot into ubuntu, help needed!

Lucio M Nicolosi lmnicolosi at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 15:49:12 UTC 2008

Shuanghe wrote:
> by the way, I installed the system using alternative CD since I wanted
> to try LVM. in the worst scenario, if i reinstall the system but
> without format sdb (at least i can save some data in this way, i
> guess), should I using alternative CD as well? or I can use live cd?
> if there's a way to mount the disks when I use live CD, could anyone
> please so kind to tell me how?
> thanks a lot.
> On 10/12/2008, Shuanghe <tworiversfolk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2008/12/10 Christopher J Combrink <chris at riply.co.za>
>>> lots..
>>> but an easy reach-around would be to do a recovery installation. (same
>>> menu as your live CD Grub)
>>  Thank, Christopher. But for a newbie, your answer is too... Can you be more
>> specific? How should I do recovery installation? I'm afraid I don't have
>> separate /home partition. and I have lots of data in /home/myname..... as
>> well as in sdb.
My guess is that a grub reinstall could restore your system. Try 
googling for "grub reinstall".

If you can run the Live CD, (desktop, not alternate) this means you have 
no hardware trouble and should be able to mount any partition from the 
Gnome Desktop, with "sudo mount". Any doubt please check "man mount".

As last resort if you still have unpartitioned space in one of your 
disks or can get some space by changing the sizes of the existing 
partitions you could always use this new space to install another 
instance of Ubuntu and from it access the rest of the system.



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