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Old 09-03-08   #1
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XP f'ked my ubuntu 7.10 install


Restore GRUB quite simple in Ubuntu, instead going through all the "gain root access" and play with shell commands, you can use the Ubuntu installation CD to restore it without going through all kinds of hassles.

Here are the steps:

1. Boot your computer up with Ubunto CD
2. Go through all the process until you reech "[!!!] Disk Partition"
3. Select Manual Partition
4. Mount your appropriate linux partions

/
/boot
swap
.....

5. DO NOT FORMAT THEM.
6. Finish the manual partition
7. Say "Yes" when it asks you to save the changes
8. It will give you errors saying that "the system couldn't install ....." after that
9. Ignore them, keep select "continue" until you get back to the Ubuntu installation menu
10. Jump to "Install Grub ...."
11. Once it is finished, just restart your computer

Good luck!.

Doesn't work.
after step 5 i get this:
The file system on /dev/hdb1 assigned to / has not been marked for formatting. File systems used by the system (/, /boot, /usr, /var) must be reformatted for use by this installer. Other file systems (/home, /media/*, /usr/local, etc.) may be used without reformatting. Won't allow me to continue.
This is exactly what ive done to and tried the terminal method to fix it too, and thats the exact error message I get .... im in a fix ... somebody help me plz.
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Re: XP f'ked my ubuntu 7.10 install

Baah never use that method again.. I
  1. Boot Via Live CD
  2. Then Open Terminal and type sudo grub
  3. Then find /boot/grub/stage1
  4. It will show you the output like (hdx,y)
  5. Then do this root (hdx,y)
  6. Then Finally do this setup (hdx)

Better install GFX grub after restoring you current grub..
How to : Install GFX Grub In Ubuntu
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Re: XP f'ked my ubuntu 7.10 install

You are a savior darky ... I had tried the same above set of instructions ... but I guess the poster had forgot to mention the space between the commands ... lol
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