Originally Posted by jmilb10053
I am only able to get to Ubunto using the Cd , Each time I reboot its is like starting over. I just started to reinstall unbuntu but I do not want to do that either. I am afraid it will want to set up another partition. How do I get to the terminal? Is that the Ctrl Alt F1? If I am on the livecd is their anyway to check or correct the grub?
You can find Terminal in the Applications menu under Accessories.
In order to check and fix grub, you will need to mount your actual linux partition. Step one is to find out what that is. This will all be done in the terminal:
sudo fdisk -l
Look for the partition that is Linux and not swap.
Once you know that, do this substituting the correct partition for 'sda5' below:
sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
Now you can look at what is on that partition, specifically like I said before in the grub directory:
Do you find those files ending with 1_5 and also stage1, stage2, menu.lst?
And I forgot to ask, but do you have just one hard drive?
If you DO find those files there, then try this. This must be done while the partition is still mounted. In other words don't reboot the cd or something like that and try it cold:
sudo chroot /mnt
This means that commands which will be run will be run as if you are booted on your installed system.
Then you will need to update and reinstall grub to the mbr:
Then use the red icon on the panel to reboot, this time booting without the cd to see if grub now works.