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Bit yet again by GRUB

Posted 12-01-2010 at 08:00 PM by hjess

I've been totally satisfied with running Ubuntu via WUBI ... except for Grub upgrades. I did know to avoid them, but this last one seemed to imply that it was a fix for the problem, rather than yet another manifestation of it.

For those who haven't seen it, upgrading Grub (or is it just Grub-pc?) blows up your ability to boot to Linux. My solution was to reinstall Ubuntu (!), after copying my root.disk off to a separate file. Then, with a fresh, bootable OS, I mounted the old root.disk and copied a whole lot of files.

It turns out that the Grub author knows of this problem, but hasn't had time to work on it (since April!!!); yet updates that break Wubi installs still go out. Why???
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