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Old 06-10-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
leopoldb
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Smile Problem after updating Ubuntu 10.04 with GNU GRUB version 1.98-1ubuntu10


Dear follow members of Linux Question,

I have a problem with a triple system. Let me begin with some basic information.

The computer:
IBM X30 model 2672-GGC
Intel Pentium III CPU 1,2 GHz
1 GB RAM SDRAM

The operating system (in the order I installed them):
Windows XP
Windows 7
GNU Linux Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

The problem come after I updated Linux. This is the text:
“GNU GRUB version 1.98-1ubuntu10
Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions.
Grub>”

Before I updated the Linux OS, I could boot into XP or 7 or Linux. I would entered the GRUB, with the choose of booting Linux or booting into Windows booter, where I can chose between XP or 7.

Now, I don't think this is a new problem. I just can't find a good search-string for finding my answer.

My question is not so much how to solve this problem rather then how do I make a good search? Which word should I search for this problem with?

Thank you for looking into my thread
Yours Truly
Leopold B.
 
Old 06-10-2011, 11:50 PM   #2
saivnoba
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grub is like that sometimes. Do you have ubuntu live cd with you? try booting with livecd and reinstall grub with
Code:
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
or if it is a bug, it may have been reported in lauchpad. Check it.

Last edited by saivnoba; 06-10-2011 at 11:51 PM. Reason: added 'sudo' to the command :-)
 
Old 06-11-2011, 04:37 AM   #3
leopoldb
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Tried but wrong code?

Quote:
Originally Posted by saivnoba View Post
grub is like that sometimes. Do you have ubuntu live cd with you? try booting with livecd and reinstall grub with
Code:
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
or if it is a bug, it may have been reported in lauchpad. Check it.
Thank you for replaying .

I have tried the code you gave me, but it dose not work. Perheps it is because of the hard drive type. I have an old PATA drive, not a modern SATA drive. The computer itself is more then a decade old. A bit slow, but it works .

Is there another way of identfying the drives on the cumputer?

Leopold B.

PS. I will look up the launchpad. And for me spelling, I am sorry, but I don't use Firefox right now. IE don't have spell checks. DS.
 
Old 06-11-2011, 05:01 AM   #4
leopoldb
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I got a idea and made a new search string for the problem. I found this intressting links:
* http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=55723
* https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2

I was going to test them, but I noticed that my IBM was starting to over-heat so I had to shut it down for now . It will be operational in some hours.
 
  


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