Problem with GRUB and UPDATE MANAGER

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at
Tue Jan 26 17:41:01 UTC 2010

On Tuesday, January 26, 2010, Goh Lip <g.lip at> wrote:
> On 01/26/2010 11:38 PM, hosemaria at wrote:
>> Hi to all
>> I am new to UBUNTU and hava a problem with GRUB.
>> After UPDATE MANAGER update some stuff my boot menu change in such a way
>> that I don't have any UBUNTU in menu.
>> Only WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS VISTA, memtest.
>> I mounted ubuntu partiton to LIVE CD and checked boot dir and there is only
>> grub dir
>> and memtest86+.bin
>> no vmlinuz files.
>> I tried to edit boot/grub/grub.conf but i cannot hava a permition.
>> I 've also tried sudo update-grub2
>> but what i get is:
>> grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for /.
>> Any ideas?
>> Greetings
>> Michael
> Let us know what/how you are updating when that happens. What version of
> Ubuntu were you having last and what version are you updating to.
> I guess the update involves updating the grub-legacy to grub2 and you
> did not follow through to setting grub2 properly.
> Michael, if you have been following my recent post, and if you have a
> grub2 cd, you can boot into your ubuntu partition. (Do method *2* of my
> post). After booting up, you need to install grub-pc by "sudo apt-get
> install grub2" in a terminal and follow all the steps through with
> additional instructions. You must set your grub to sda (or mbr). Please
> go through the recent posts and let me know if you need to have a grub2
> iso sent to you.
> If you think you might have a problem doing this, I suggest that you do
> a fresh install of your Ubuntu. Some of us here do a fresh install
> (including me) for any new final versions of Ubuntu.
> Let us know if you need that grub2 iso.
> Regards - goh lip
you can just run the command to update your grub conf.
Update-grub is the command. It sounds like it is just your menu.list file.
You rarely need a reinstall unless you really bork your system and then reboot.

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