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Re: GRUB failure

On Sat, Jul 02, 2011 at 03:07:24AM +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
> Hello.
> I have a "laptop" computer with winXP Pro, Unbuntu 8.04 and Debian 5 (I think it is 5), installed.
> With a recent electricity supply failure, I ran an orderly shutdown
> on the computer.
> Since that shutown, each time that I reboot the computer, it takes
> me to the GRUB prompt (rather than the GRUB boot menu), and
> I cannot boot the computer into any operating system.

> How do I get GRUB to configure itself, to detect the installed operating systems so the computer is usable once again?

I would suggest burning a copy of the Grub Super Boot Disk
and booting from that. Once you get the OS booted, you can
re-install Grub.

> Or, has GRUB destroyed the software build of the computer, and all of the data, requiring a complete reinstallation of all of
> the operating systems installed on the computer?
> Thank you in anticipation.
> --
> Bret Busby
> Armadale
> West Australia
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Joel Roth

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