[xubuntu-users] GRUB badly broken during upgrade

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 17:37:06 UTC 2012

On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 6:35 AM, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 7:01 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> When I had just installed Xubuntu, the grub menu would show its
>> 3.0.0-26 kernel at the first two lines, followed by memtest, then the
>> Ubuntu 2.6.x kernels with an explicit root for Ubuntu. The 3.0.0
>> lines would boot to Xubuntu, and the 2.6 lines to Ubuntu.
> Please run bootinfoscript [1] and upload the results because I (for
> one) don't understand your description of your setup.
> 1. http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/files/bootinfoscript/

Nice script.

When I ran this, the apparent state of things was that I had a working
Xubuntu 12.04.1 on /dev/sdb2, and an unbootable Ubuntu 11.10 on

This brokenness of the 11.10 does not particularly trouble me, since I
was migrating towards Xubuntu anyway, and I can mount the older setup
to retrieve what I need.  At the moment, I'm reluctant to try to
rectify it for fear of losing the bootability of the Xubuntu.  I've
had to reinstall it once already, and I'd rather not do it again.

Kevin O'Gorman

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