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Old 10-14-2008, 03:48 PM   #1
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GRUB prompt comes up on Ubuntu 8.04 dual boot, what now?


Greetings
1st time poster, long time lurker. I recently installed Ubuntu 8.04.1i3 dual booting with Vista on my Dell Inspiron 1505. Things were running great. I installed Ubuntu Studio this weekend and when I rebooted and chose Ubuntu it came up with the GRUB: prompt. I thought I understood what GRUB is but I can't get any of the commands to respond.

I'm ready to reinstall but I had spent alot of time setting things up.

Ideas?

-Powerbilly in Southern Maryland
 
Old 10-14-2008, 04:05 PM   #2
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There are a ton of grub commands. Try pointing to your grub.conf with a "configfile" command and then try a "boot".
 
Old 10-14-2008, 04:11 PM   #3
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Did you get any error messages?
 
Old 10-14-2008, 04:21 PM   #4
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I guess my problem is not knowing what the absolute paths and or blocklist are. For a 'configfile' command what would the absolute path for grub.conf be?
I've gotten Error 27 and Error 1 which seem to be basic syntax goofs.
 
Old 10-14-2008, 09:10 PM   #5
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can you post your /boot/grub/menu.lst (you will need to use a live cd (mabie the ubuntu cd) to get this but it should be fairly simple)
 
Old 10-14-2008, 09:30 PM   #6
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Quote:
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For a 'configfile' command what would the absolute path for grub.conf be?
IIRC, /boot becomes a temporary root, so the path is /grub/grub.conf
 
Old 10-15-2008, 12:38 PM   #7
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Thanks to all for your replies.
I ended up booting up the live disk and doing a complete install and getting rid of Vista altogether. I had no more use for Vista, I could not do anything I wanted to do with Vista. Winamp continued to crash, Amorok and Banshee are much better. Firefox was crashing alot also. I still have a PII desktop running Win2K and it's stable, if i get misty for any windows action.
Now onward to updates
 
Old 10-15-2008, 10:09 PM   #8
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powerbilly I love your attitude, redo and eliminate, problem solved.
 
  


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