Messed up Grub
dougpol1 at verizon.net
Wed Nov 12 19:44:34 UTC 2008
Samuel Rohde wrote:
> Good news, it's very simple to restore GRUB! Just a few lines in the terminal! I had the same problem when I uninstalled a dual boot. You didn't need to install Ubuntu on the other hard drive to do this, in the future just do this from an Ubuntu Live CD. Just follow this script.
> When you get to
> the desktop open a terminal and enter. (I am going to give you the
> commands and then I will explain them later)
> sudo grub
> This will get you a "grub>" prompt (i.e. the grub
> shell). At grub>. enter these commands
> find /boot/grub/stage1
> This will return a location. If you have more than one, select the
> installation that you want to provide the grub files.
> Next, THIS
> IS IMPORTANT, whatever was returned for the find command use it in
> the next line (you are still at grub>. when you enter the next 3
> root (hd?,?)
> Again use the value from the find command i.e. if find returned
> (hd0,1) then you would enter root (hd0,1)
> Next enter the
> command to install grub to the mbr
> setup (hd0)
> Finally exit the grub shell
> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: douglas Pollard <dougpol1 at verizon.net>
>> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 5:10:27 PM
>> Subject: Messed up Grub
>> I decided to use my sda and sdb drives as one drive. I tried to
>> reformat my sdb drive using G-parted screwed up and started
>> partitioning my first hard drive. I stopped it, but I guess messed up
>> Grub in the process.
>> I get, ( Grub loading please wait error 22 ) message on attempting
>> to load the original ubuntu program. I needed online help with this so
>> I installed ubnuntu from a cd on my second drive to get access to
>> Ubuntu users group. I believe my original Ubuntu is still on my first
>> hard drive along with pictures and video but I don't know how to get
>> back to it. I would like to get my original Ubuntu up and running or
>> failing that bring the pictures and video to my new instillation.
>> I tried to send this e-mail using the live Ubuntu Cd but
>> Mail.Verizon.net would not let me send one for some reason??
>> I am using Ubuntu 8.04 on a Hp dual processor AMD64 computer.
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Ok, I think I got grub installed as per your directions though I have
not seen any proof of it yet. I expected to have a choice between
opening up ubuntu on the first drive or ubuntu on the second drive?
Ubuntu just opened on the second drive. How can I open the first
instance of ubuntu on drive 1 before I reformat the second drive to get
rid of ubuntu there?
If I erase Ubuntu on the second drive I will not be able to get on
line for help as my provider ( verizon) will not let me send E-mail by
evolution mail and I cannot send it on the providers email page unless I
have Ubuntu installed. Pretty strange I know but that seems to be the case.
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