[SOLVED] grub recovery after installing windows 7, debian squeeze in 2nd partition
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However I must say that what triggered my solution was seeing how grub could update its bootloader and thinking that perhaps he wasnt loading the Windows boot because the NTFS partition was not mounted and maybe if it was, perhaps grub could read the boot windows file and recognize it and load it.
I must emphasize none of this is implied in the sites I have mentioned, I did not read them, merely read them "diagonally", as it is usually said, fast searching for a reference to configuring the bootloader.
Kind of a crazy stroke of chance, as it just sounded too simple to me to actually be a solution to this problem.
Y'know, on the one hand, Grub is a fantastic boot-loader, seeing as how it's controlled by ordinary files and it knows how to read file-systems and all that ... but, on the other hand, it is "just a boot loader," and its ability to recover from, specifically, errors in the menu-file are really (and understandably) quite limited.
If there is one most-basic survival skill that you need to master in this business, and to master quickly, it is how to use a stand-alone so-called "live CD" to recover any sort of system. (Very useful for Windows troubleshooting too.)