[xubuntu-users] Grub breaks after kernel 3.5.0-23

mikeossur at altoonawa.org mikeossur at altoonawa.org
Sat Feb 23 21:43:48 UTC 2013

Hi Tim, Ralf,

Thanks for your help!

http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-grub2-disk/ worked like a champ and I 
am back up and running.

When I try and do this  sudo grub-install /dev/sda

I get this.   -- Am I being stupid here? Am I missing something?

/usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: warning: this GPT partition label contains no 
BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible.
/usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: warning: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can 
only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists 
are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
/usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: error: will not proceed with blocklists.

On 02/23/2013 12:52 PM, Tim wrote:
> On 23/02/13 20:44, mikeossur wrote:
>> This is Xubuntu 12.10  and I believe it is using Grub2 which I forgot 
>> to mention.
>> On 13-02-23 12:31 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>> I never let edit my configurations by the GRUB updater. Could you use a
>>> Linux live media and mount /boot of your installed Linux?
>>> I often used the Parted Magic x86_64 ISOs for other tasks, available at
>>> e.g. http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrents&category=421
>>> Fortunately I've got several Linux installed and don't need a live 
>>> media
>>> to fix similar issues.
>>> What are the entries of grub.cfg (GRUB 2) or menu.lst (GRUB legacy)?
>>> It's possible to edit those entries manually from the live media.
>>> Regards,
>>> Ralf
> You could try using Super Grub disk to repair your grub setup
> http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-grub2-disk/
> Used it once in the past and it sorted my grub problem.
> Tim

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