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Old 02-05-2011, 01:50 AM   #1
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Strange Problem in GRUB2

My brother has Tri boot Ubuntu ,7 and Vista ..GRUB2 is the bootloader..

The problem : At boot after the Lenovo splash disappears , there appears some 4 to 5 lines of error , error:syntax error GRUB or similar..This is visible only for a fraction of a second before the GRUB2 menu pops up...

The OS es load properly on selection in the menu so no loss of functionality

One another problem is there is no OS highlighted by default and the timeout message
"Automatic Boot in 10 Secs" does not appear

Reinstalling GRUB does not solve the issue

What could be the problem?

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Old 02-05-2011, 02:05 AM   #2
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Probably the issue has something to do with the GRUB syntax errors. Have you tried editing /etc/default/grub and typing sudo update-grub to correct the problem? It could also be one of the files in /etc/grub.d that is causing the problem. Have you tried checking them out?


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