[conspire] Help with GRUB

Tony Godshall tony at of.net
Sun Nov 1 10:00:13 PST 2009

1. Boot from a liveCD (e.g. Ubuntu or SystemRescueCD)

2. mount / (and /boot if any) manually

3. grub
4. root (hd0,0)      (assuming /boot is in drive 0 partition 0)
5  setup (hd0)      (assuming you are booting off drive 0)
6. quit

7 sync&&sync&&sync&&shutdown -r now
8. remove livecd once drives have been unmounted

The above has worked for me many times.  you'll have to adjust hd0 and hd0,0
to something else if your linux partition is not on the first drive or not
on the first partition.  You'll probably want to check the contents of
/boot/grub/menu.lst too before you start grub

Best Regards.

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 12:40 PM, Paul Zander <paulz at ieee.org> wrote:

> At a Cabal a while ago, I was helped set up a PC to dual boot 'doz and
> Debian.
> Recently windoz developed an ailment and had to be reinstalled.  I totally
> expected the MBR to be re-written and I would have to do some follow up to
> access GRUB.
> Well that is NOT the state I found myself in.  Early during the windoz
> install, the system was rebooted and went directly to windoz.  However after
> some drivers were installed and the system rebooted again, the boot process
> went to GRUB.  That, I suppose, was the good news.
> The BAD news is that GRUB is unable to launch either OS.
> I am thinking that the first step is to download and burn Debian install CD
> (for net install because I hopefully don't really have to down load most of
> Debian.)  But after that, actually figuring out what to do with GRUB could
> be its own set of puzzles.
> So I am asking for suggestions of what to do next
> Thanks in advance
> Paul.
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