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Old 11-15-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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Unhappy loading GRUB problem 9.10 ubuntu


when i turn on my it gives me a message saying
loading grub.
that is all it says, it gives me no error message, but it will not load past that. I am using Ubuntu 9.10 and i have tried to reinstall ubuntu. when i did reinstall Ubuntu, i booted up my cpu and it went to the grub menu asking me which OS i would like to use. it worked perfectly until i rebooted my CPU. my other os is microsoft windows xp(it's my mom's cpu also, please respond quickly.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 07:29 PM   #2
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So your current state is a message saying
"Loading grub..."

And the system pauses there?

I would say boot with the Ubuntu LiveCD again. I think it has an option for re-install grub boot loader.
You may end up having to put the Windows bootloader back in and use a second physical hard disk to install Ubuntu, so as to avoid getting into this mess.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 07:41 PM   #3
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yes it just pauses there. I am currently running off the Uvuntu live cd and i really need to fix this. i do not have the windows bootloader cd any more. As stated before i installed ubuntu again(I have 2 ubuntus) I believe i also reinstalled grub
 
Old 11-15-2009, 07:58 PM   #4
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Odd problem that maybe caused by the MBR of the disk being corrupted.

You might need to blow away the MBR and then re-install grub

http://www.debianhelp.org/node/7310
Quote:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1

That will erase any MBR. If your drive is not /dev/hda then please use
the proper one (such as /dev/hde or /dev/sda or what have you)

Then..

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-24113.html
Quote:
1. Pop in the Live CD, boot from it until you reach the desktop.
2. Open a terminal window or switch to a tty.
3. Type "grub"
4. Type "root (hd0,6)", or whatever your harddisk + boot partition numbers are (my /boot is at /dev/sda7, which translates to hd0,6 for grub).
5. Type "setup (hd0)", ot whatever your harddisk nr is.
6. Quit grub by typing "quit".
7. Reboot.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 08:25 PM   #5
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ok i'm a bit (that's an understatement) noobish when it comes to terms. i can do all the stuff, i just need to know what a terminal file.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 08:37 PM   #6
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I am lost too on what a terminal file is

What part are you stuck on?
 
  


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