grub gone

Nils Kassube kassube at
Wed Dec 14 16:36:41 UTC 2011

Ash Wyllie wrote:
> I have an Acer 1 net book that has Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 on the
> disk.
> A couple of days ago I had to run Windows (for the 1st time). After I
> finished installing a Garmin GPS Add on for Firefox and used it to
> check on a GPS, I restarted the computer.
> I am not getting to the grub menu. The computer cycles between the
> Acer Bios and a prompt at the top left of the screen.
> I can boot off of an USB thumb drive. All the partitions are intact
> and I can partially access the home partition (permission problems).
> So how do I fix grub. I have looked at, but none of the
> answers I have seen seem to match my problem, and some of the answers
> look dangerous to use.

IMHO this isn't too dangerous but YMMV:


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