[sf-lug] Grub 1 loading stage read error

jim jim at well.com
Mon Jan 3 13:46:34 PST 2011

   briefly, the process is that BIOS does its thing 
and then begins the boot procedure: read the Master 
Boot Record and load the little bit of boot code 
that's in the MBR. 
   that little bit of code simply does what's 
needed to start loading a file that is the first 
stage of the boot loading process. the code in the 
first stage finds the second stage, loads that, 
and the second stage presents the grub menu or 
whatever grub is configured to do. 

   seems one of two problems: 
* the code in the MBR is horked 
* the file that has the first stage of code has 
  been moved or deleted or horked. 

On Mon, 2011-01-03 at 12:37 -0800, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> hi,
> A teacher called me today saying that when she tries to boot up her
> Ubuntu 10.04, she gets an error that reads 
> "Grub 1 loading stage read error"
> Googling, I don't see a lot about handling this problem.  I am going
> to go over there and try to get it to boot, and if it can't boot, I
> will try to use a LiveCD to get it to boot.  Any other suggestions?
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