OS recovery

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Wed Nov 10 21:19:34 UTC 2010

On 10-11-10 12:49 AM, Mark wrote:
> However, I can't help wondering what, if any, is a better recovery
> method when the primary /boot fails before the OS goes anywhere.
> (This might have had something to do with the fact that I also had
> previously set my /dev/sdb to be the boot disk in the PROM and
> completely forgot about that little detail....)
> Any suggestions?

In this case, because the problem was a video driver install failure, 
the recovery method would have been to Press/Hold the Shift key while 
grub starts up to bring up the grub boot menu, and choose Recovery mode 
from there.  There would have been a menu of options, one of which is to 
fix X, (basically returns your X settings to blank default.)

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