Re: Grub2 made my systeum unbootable
On Tue, 2009-07-21 at 19:04 +0100, thveillon.debian wrote:
> Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > On 21 Jul 2009, thveillon.debian wrote:
> >> Anthony Campbell wrote:
> >>> Rashly, after today's upgrade I followed the exhortation in the grub
> >>> legacy package to move to grub2. I now cannot boot at all; I just get
> >>> the message "Grub" and nothing more.
> >>> Looking at /boot/grub with my rescue disk I see all sorts of files I
> >>> don't recognize but no menu.lst.
The configuration file has changed.
>From my memory, it's /boot/grub/grub.cfg, but it's very different from
the previous one (it's actually a script, not a configuration file,
see /etc/*grub* stuffs)
> >>> Is there any way to restore things? Please don't tell me I have to
> >>> reinstall!
As usually, boot from the installation CD, choose the rescue mode.
I suppose you have to choose to "chroot in the target system", then use
aptitude to install grub "legacy" (and therefore remove grub "2")
> grub hasn't been installed properly, you have to reinstall it from a
> live-cd or use a tool like SGD (SuperGrubDisk)
Such external tools shouldn't be needed.