[xubuntu-users] GRUB error 15
taradino.cassatt at gmx.com
Sat Feb 4 01:22:08 UTC 2012
In the time of Fri, 03 Feb 2012 09:53:49 -0700, thus spoke Charlie
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> <taradino.cassatt at gmx.com> wrote:
>> I just installed Xubuntu Oneiric on a laptop but I can't boot to it. I
>> get a GRUB error 15 at stage 1.5.
>> I installed from a USB stick (no CD in laptop) and partitioned my drive
>> like so:
>> /dev/sda1 ext4 /boot
>> /dev/sda2 ext4 /
>> /dev/sda3 ext4 /home
>> /dev/sda4 swap
>> At first I thought that maybe it doesn't read from sda1 but from sda2
>> so I copied files in sda1 to /boot on sda2 but it didn't help.
>> Any ideas how to fix it? Thank you.
> I have had this happen a couple of times. I usually have to reinstall
> grub2 using the instructions for "Copy LiveCD Files" in
> I can say this method works, but you really have to read it carefully
> and follow the steps given.
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> Charlie Kravetz
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Thanks but reinstalling GRUB didn't help. The problem ended up being the
lack of an EFI partition. Once I realized this might be the problem I
reinstalled with a small EFI partition and everything works well.
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