[kwlug-disc] mbr / grub2 hosed - easiest fix?
ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Tue Jan 26 10:46:04 EST 2010
Can you boot to ubuntu? If not, use unetbootin and build yourself a
rescue USB. Fix grub enough to boot Linux and then try this:
The "os-prober" package is especially clever.
On Tue, 2010-01-26 at 08:45 -0500, unsolicited wrote:
> I'm dual booting. Along the way I've hosed grub2 / booting / partition
> Data's all there, just no boot.
> Getting Win 7 to boot again, on a laptop with no cd or floppy is just
> STUPID. All my tools, cds, diskettes, etc., fail because they don't
> know / load usb drivers. e.g. a diskette ramdrive from a cd load works
> fine - but doesn't have usb drivers loaded to get back to the cd it
> came from. <sigh>
> Once I'm over that, anyone run into the restore grub2 problem and
> solved it concisely?
> e.g. I can chroot /dev/sda3, and grub-install, and grub2 tries real
> hard ... but it didn't pick up it's (old) menu when it grub-installed.
> Or regenerate it either. (Regeneration being problematic in a
> chroot'ed environment.) So grub starts, but it's got no menu or
> configuration. Darned if I can't get the UUID references right, from
> Anyone been through this / got a good web page?
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