Re: debian-user-digest Digest V2010 #199
On Tue, 2 Feb 2010 15:47:37 +0000 (UTC)
> On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 03:42:57PM +0200, Aioanei Rares
> > A more practical approach : what should the average user
> > do in order to get his/her Debian back after this GRUB
> > bug?
> Stick to stable in future, that's what.
I don't think that's very helpful. I would have stuck with stable
but had hardware issues which forced me to use unstable. They were
kernel related, so maybe I could install stable, upgrade a newer
To answer the original question, I perused the debian bug-list and a
thoughtful person posted a relatively thorough procedure on how to
recover. It goes something like:
chroot to make the mounted partition, i.e. my root partition, /
apt-get is now available
using my _other_ computer download the old, working version of grub
re-install old working version
My new plan was to install lilo. Really, if you can use it, you
should. It's much easier to understand and use.