OK, this one is a complete mystery to me. I took my newish (Slack64 14.0) laptop in to work today to play around with perlbrew (we are considering using it at work). Everything seemed copacetic.
Tonight, I brought the laptop home, turned it on and was greeted with
Welcome to GRUB!
error: no such device: <slew of characters>
Entering rescue mode ...
... which, err ... okay, but I have never used or installed grub on this machine! Only LILO.
What on earth could have happened?
I've tried booting from my Slack 14.0 DVD but have so far had no luck getting the machine to boot from the CD/DVD drive. I'm totally mystified.
If I issue an 'ls' command at the 'grub rescue' prompt, I see
(hd0) (hd0,1) (hd1) (hd1,5) (hd1,1)
I would be eternally grateful if anyone could shed some light on what could have happened.