Have a grub problem I think

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 8 14:09:45 UTC 2009

Douglas Pollard wrote:
> Andrew Farris wrote:
>> On Fri, 2009-08-07 at 21:47 -0400, Douglas Pollard wrote:
>>> My computer is a dual boot machine XP and Ubuntu9.04 on two drives.  I 
>>> had EMC2  running in Ubunt 8.04   and it uses a different kernal that 
>>> does not work well doing video I'm told.  I switched to 9.04 with a live 
>>> dvd so that I might install Cinelerra.  Of course this meant 
>>> repartitioning the Linux drive 

	Do you need re-partition because you left Ubuntu 8.04 as a running Linux?

 I think something has gone  wrong with
>>> grub.  When the window comes up to pick an operating system I can not 
>>> move the highlight  up and down the list   using the up and down 
>>> arrows. 

	This is not normal, and in fact is very bad.

   Also  when Ubuntu is highlighted and counting down to a
>>> start, the enter key will not start Ubuntu . I keeps on counting and 
>>> then starts on it's own.  My machine is 64 bit  dual processor but I 
>>> installed a 32 bit ubuntu 9.04 by mistake but  I plan to reinstall a 64 
>>> bit version.  Might that fix my boot problem?

	I think it might. Loading 9.04 when it is almost done it will attempt
to put a new Grub in that directory, and set up the small starter at the
start of your hard drive.

	Take your time and make sure this setup is what you want and it will
fix your Grub.


>> I know it's a stupid question but...
>> Is your keyboard working right?  This speaks to me as all the symptoms
>> of an unplugged/malfunctioning computer.
>> sorry I can't be more helpful...
> I don't think the keyboard is the problem as it works after ubuntu boots 
> up and opens.
>                                         Doug


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