Re: GRUB failure
On Sun, Jul 03, 2011 at 02:14:28AM +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Jul 2011, Joel Roth wrote:
> >On Sat, Jul 02, 2011 at 03:07:24AM +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
> >>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
> >>West Australia
> Thank you for that.
> In going to that URL, there are two SuperGRUB downloads, and a
> "Rescatux" download.
> Would I be better to use the SuperGRUB thing, or the RescaTux thing?
> Thank you in anticipation.
There are different disks for GRUB and GRUB2.
I've never used RescaTux.
Might as well have them all!
> Bret Busby
> West Australia
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