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It will happen to you eventually, if you run a dual-boot linux system.
One day, you will allow an automatic kernel update, which will update the GRUB boot loader configuration to accommodate the new kernel. Then, the next time you boot your machine, GRUB will hang. Something went wrong with the update to the GRUB configuration, and you are screwed!
Get yourself out of this fix before it happens---download and burn a Super Grub Disk from http://www.supergrubdisk.org/...
My first blog / 1 August 2008
I am a little addicted to trying out new distros so have several partitions on a 240 Gig hdd. My recent venture into Fedora 9 raised some very simple questions.
The format of Fedora is not recongnised by Debian style Os's so the Grub boot loader would not load Fedora. I was soon pointed in the right direction on the forum to do the format with 'gparted' which uses a 128 sector size and then reinstall without formatting by Fedora to 256 size....