Re: New Squeeze install fails to boot (not even to grub)
On Sat, 2011-06-04 at 15:33 -0700, Johnathan Ritzi wrote:
> [snip] Just to experiment, I went into fdisk, deleted all my new
> partitions (leaving just the Windows ones) [snip]
> I'm not even getting to the grub boot screen, so something is wrong
> even before the point. Reinstalling grub to the Master Boot Record
> (grub-install /dev/sda) isn't changing anything. How can I
> troubleshoot this?
At least now it isn't surprising that you don't see a boot menu. With
deleting all Linux partitions, you also deleted /boot/grub/grub.cfg, the
file that includes the boot menu. The menu isn't written to the MBR,
just the boot loader is.