update-grub help

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 14:21:59 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 9:44 AM, Goh Lip <g.lip at gmx.com> wrote:
> On 06/02/2010 08:14 PM, Tom H wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 5:54 AM, Dave Howorth<dhoworth at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk>  wrote:
>>> Tom H wrote (rearranged):
> Tom, Dave, hope I am not interrupting your flow, if I may suggest couple
> of things which may or may not work......
> o When at ubuntu, type at terminal
> sudo grub-install --recheck /dev/sda
> If it doesn't help, at least it will do no harm.
> o at terminal, type "sudo grub-emu"
> then when grub emulation appears, do
> grub> ls (hd5,1)
> Suse is at sdf1, right?
> Since this is actually at ubuntu and not really at grub, it may list out
> the output of the suse partition. If there is some output, Dave, please
> write out this output.
> Then we'll try to boot with this information.
> To quit grub-emu, type 'exit'. Then at terminal type 'reset' to clear mess.

No flow, no interruption!

I'd forgotten about grub-emu. Good idea! It saves on rebooting to
check whether an ls at the grub prompt shows all the disks and

IIRC, though, its devices are not listed as (hd...) but as
(/dev/sd...) for some weird reason.

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