I installed the latest updates earlier today. Instead of restarting I just shut the machine down after updates were installed. now I can't boot into Fedora 12. I booted using the live cd and all my files seem to be in order except there is nothing in the boot folder. Is there anyway to reinstall boot/grub from the live cd? I do have a backup copy of a previous menu.lst.
The boot sector somehow got messed up on a friends computer while updating. I used to know how to do it with the old version, but now that they've updated it and changed everything , how do you repair the boot sector from a live-CD with Grub 2?
I had windows XP on my c:drive. installed ubuntu 9.10 on a 27 gig unallocated space. ubuntu ran fine. Then i boot to win xp and used a partitioning software to take back some other unallocated space. after it rebooted to complete the partitioning processes grub wouldn't load. So i need to re install grub from this ubuntu 9.10 live cd.i tired the following grub(didnt work the first time said i needed to install grub so did : root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install grub )after grub was installedgrub> find /boot/grub/stage1 Error 15: File not foundthe previous linux partition I can see in the Computer with the boot directory and is called 1000gb hard disk: 27 GB filesystem see screenshot.
In drs305's standout article HOWTO: Purge and Reinstall Grub 2 from the Live CD, in the section where it says:
Quote: From the Live CD:
* If the Ubuntu OS cannot be accessed through the normal boot process (see above), boot a compatible installation CD/Live CD. The Grub 2 files are by default installed in the partition's /boot/grub folder and will be placed in this folder if the commands are run as instructed. (emphasis mine)
I'm not certain what precisely means "compatible" here? Is it using the same desktop (K/X)Ubuntu what is installed on the hard drive? Or the same release number (such as, in my case 9.10) or both or just ---well, you get the idea I'm sure.
I have Ubuntu 10.04 with file system EXT4 and dual booting with Vista The problem is I am about to reinstall Vista which will overwrite Grub 2 I know how to restore Grub2 with the Live CD I currently I only have a Live CD of Ubuntu 8.04 which doesnt support EXT4 neither Grub2 I am on a very limited INTERNET so I cant download the Live CD. A solution would be the minimal cd image but the download stall at 96%
While trying to boot ubuntu, I noticed that it was taking a long time. A lot longer than usual, in fact.I then forced a restart on my computer, and noticed that Grub looked different - the resolution was weird.I then tried again to boot ubuntu, and got the following messages:vga=792 is deprecated. Use set gfxpayload=1024x768x24,1024x768 before linux command.mount: mounting /proc/ on /root/proc failed: Input/Output error.And then the computer seems to stay idle forever.Recovery mode is also not useful: I can only see some periodic messages about a failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED.
However, I also noticed that grub showed something before it allowed me to choose which OS I would like to boot (Im running a dualboot configuration with Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7).I managed to get it:error: hd0, msdos6 out of diskerror: no suitable mode foundConsidering that I have no trouble booting into Win 7, and that I can actually access my Ext4 partition from there, Im trying to reinstall Grub from a Live CD.Heres the output of fdisk -l :ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
I had Kubuntu 9.04 and Windows XP on a Dual Boot. I upgraded using the update manager to 9.10. (I know, I'm a fool.) The Kubuntu install stated freezing hard on startup, just after the GRUB OS selection screen, at a blinking cursor and otherwise blank screen. I'm pretty sure 9.10 will work great from a fresh install, but the live cd freezes after main Kubuntu boot screen and even Windows live cd only shows Windows partition. fixmb, fixboot, bootcfg etc. do NOT replace the grub as desired.
I created a new partition in Windows Vista which, after rebooting, screwed up Grub. I believe that I need to reinstall Grub and everything should be fine, and I remember reading the command to do this on this forum, but I can't find it. When I boot, I now get a black screen with white letters instead of the Grub boot menu. It says something about "Minimal Grub" at the top and gives me a prompt that looks like this.
I can boot the live CD and I have internet access with it, but I can not remember the terminal command to repair Grub. Can someone tell me this command?
I am trying to install my laptop in a triple-boot configuration with Fedora 10, Windows XP and Windows 7 beta. I did already installed them in that order. This is how it is layed out on the harddisk:
Now i want to use grub to present a menu at boot so i can select an OS. Because I installed XP last it boots straight into XP. I've understood i should be able to do the following:
All goes well until the last step (grub-install). It gives an error stating that /dev/sda doesn't exist, which is correct; It doesn't. I do have the "device" listed outside of the chrooted environment.
My question is: How do I get /dev/sda available in my chrooted environment?
I'm going to be installing Windoze (because 3D graphics are still not there in Linux), but that will of course override the MBR. So how do I rewrite it? I just tried starting from the Fedora 11 DVD until it got into the 1st graphical screen, and then I tried to mount *any* of my Fedora partitions - I think it's made 5 of them (God knows why!!), but anyway,none of them would mount except /boot - kept saying "wrong fs type or superblock" etc. My plan was of course, to chroot my current Fedora partition, and then run grub-install, but of course I can't if the partition itself doesn't mount.
I accidentally deleted the main default menu panel at top of desktop.Is there a way to recover it.where in the system would I find the various icons that are located in it.A list of the icons in each category?Or do I need to use the installation disk and repair / reinstall?
I had previously installed windows xp. Then I installed ubuntu and dual booting was fine. Now my windows is corrupted. I need to either repair or reinstall it, and I think my mbr will be affected. I will test all this on vmware first.
I booted up Ubuntu after a couple weeks of downtime. I think it had just installed updates before I shut it down. It seemed fine. I started updating it, then it started giving me a bunch of errors about the root file system being mounted read only, so I had to reboot. I've heard that it does that if the file system is corrupted or there is a hard disk failure. When I rebooted, it kernel panicked on all but the oldest kernel which did a fsck and rebooted. Then I was able to get back in, but most of my panel applets are gone and cannot be restored, it fails to start x at boot with no errors and I have to start it myself from the command line, it is unable to do updates, samba is gone, whenever I update-grub to add Gentoo to the list, it doesn't stay there and the computer is really slow. I have backed up my home folder to another partition. Do you think I will be able to repair it at all or should I just reinstall?
I've done a search thru the forums on a recent headache but couldn't find anything. now we all know that windows installations knackers the grub boot-up, and it becomes modus-operandi to repair the boot loader, with a live distro. however, in my current dual boot system (vista.sp2/fedora12), i've done a clean install of windows7 over the current windows ntfs partition. as standard, the boot menu would vanish. but when i put in the live-linux cd, gparted now shows the fedora partition (sda6) as LVM2. i'm somewhat of a neophyte with linux, but fedora12, suse11.2 and ubuntu don't seem to yet support this file system.
since i don't have critical data on the fedora partition yet, i usually wouldn't mind reformating this part', but the wireless chipset on my laptop cost a fortune on cups of coffee and beer to install, and in addition i used the fedora12 FEL spin and want to keep the installation intact. is there anyway to make the LVM2 indentifier back to ext3 or 4 and repair grub form there (without loosing the current partition kernal etc.)?
I've restored a Clonezilla image of my Fedora 11 ext4 installation but realised that I hadn't backed up the ext3 /boot partition. I decided to create a Clonezilla image of the ext3 /boot partition from my laptop, as that has exactly the same partition scheme. I've restored that. I realise it may not work but it might save me reinstalling F11 from scratch. How does one reinstall grub in Fedora 11 given that /boot is on a separate partition? Booting from the F11 DVD in rescue mode, running chroot /mnt/sysimage and grub-install /dev/sda doesn't work.
I need a solution for my problem, I need to install and manage my clients & servers through active directory, currently server have installed FC10, I want to install Windows 2003 Server Enterprise with AD (Active Directory) but this installation update the MBR of hard disk, so how can recover or reinstalled the grub w/o re-download the FC10.
How to installs and I used gparted to create my install of fedora 10 on my laptop (which had xp on it). After a major XP crash I reinstalled with Vista business on the XP partition. Now my linux partition is definately there however I Vista boots now and the grub loader does not come up.
For some applications i still have windows XP installed. Because of the fact that Windows has to be reinstalled once a year (it's only windows ) I deleted the MBR accidentely. Now I can't start Fedora again. hen I start Linux using the Installation CD of Fedora 10 my partition is not mounted automatically because I am using LVM.
I want to use the live cd (Linux mint 9) to do a repair install on my system, but when I start, it says that it has detected another instance of linux and this must be removed before I can continue. I don't want to do this as I have a lot of data on this system and I don't want to lose it. The error occurred when I did a dist-upgrade and installed new kernels. Before I installed the kernels, a message came up saying the following packages are already installed but are no longer required. Use apt-get autoremove to remove them. I did this and now when I boot, I get as far as the five changing dots on the screen and it just stays there. I went into command line and ran apt-get mint-meta-main mint-meta-gnome, and at the end it came up with problem with /etc/utilities/desktop.
i have ubuntu 10.04 64 bit installed and configured and working sweet. I have reinstalled windows 7 and now i can't boot ubuntu i've tried easybcd to add ubuntu to win boot loader which failed and tried to follow the instructions to reinstall grub through a live cd which i am in at the moment. i go to a terminal and type sudo grub and it brings up the grub prompt. i have mounted all discs and entered the command find /boot/grub/stage1 and it keeps spitting this back at me Error 15: File not found
my hd is a 80gb with partions like this /dev/sda1 105mb ntfs system reserved /dev/sda2 45gb ntfs win 7 home premium 64 bit /dev/sda3 34gb ext4 ubuntu 10.04 64 bit /dev/sda4 1.5gb linux swap
I have XP, Win7 Pro and F 11 installed. Before I installed F 11, Win 7 boot mgr was working fine. I then installed F 11 and I went to System/Admin/bootloader to edit it and it wouldn't bring up the boot loader. In the attachment was the error msg. Now my only option when I boot up is F 11.
I do not have access to the Win 7 DVD only the F 11 install disk since I am on a fishing trip and need to use Win 7. How can I repair to the grub boot loader to boot into Win 7?
I have ubuntu 10.10 running on my HP dv5 pavilion laptop So today i tried to reinstall grub on my pc .. i removed grub-pc and grub-common using synaptic then booted up with a live cd of ubuntu 10.04 i then mounted sda11 to mnt using sudo mount /dev/sda11 /mnt sda11 being my ubuntu directory containing the /boot then i installed grub to it using sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda it reported as installation finished.No error reported then i unmounted /mnt and checked for /boot/grub/grub.cfg seems like the file is missing so are the files in /etc/grub.d/ reinstall my grub back
I need to reinstall the GDM because of some problems with it. I can't login to my account because the text box where I enter my password is missing. I have a 32-bit version Ubuntu 10.10 Live CD with me.
I have forget the root password of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Please tell me how to recover it from the other linux account of the same version. I also want to know that after setting the new password did I have to repair the grub or grub will be as usual.
I have a machine running CentOS5 that I need to install Windows on - there's a couple applications I can't do without that have to be run natively. I've prepared partitions and everything. I know from experience that installing windows will rape the boot sector and the computer will no longer be able to boot to Linux. Is there any way around this - are there any files I can back up beforehand and then replace (install EXT2 windows drivers and mount /boot for instance) after windows install to simplify the process? What's the best way to do this and minimize downtime?
I had an dualboot problem, after updating ubuntu to 10.04 my windows vista option in the grub of ubuntu was gone.Now I have installed windows 7.And the grub does not appear again, there is no grub at all.Now sombody told me I could fix or repair the boot record in windows 7.Does somone know how I can repair the grub in which I can choose between windows 7 and Ubuntu?
I'm wondering if there is a way to remove GRUB from a live CD, then reinstall it?
I have three hard disks. What happened is, for some reason in the installer, it thought sda had the MBR on it. But in reality, sdb has the MBR. So when I rebooted, seeing as how I have installs of windows on sda and sdb, GRUB never appeared, and I got the windows bootloader screen.
How do i reinstall Lucid using Live CD? i mean i've already made a 20gb partition for Ubuntu before (Karmic) and if i want to clean install Lucid do i have to make new partition or just overwrite the old one? if so how?
I want to reinstall windows to its partition on my computer, but I want to be able to restore grub2 afterwards. I use a lot of custom scripts in the /etc/grub.d/ directory on my ubuntu partition, so how can I reinstall grub to the MBR using those specific scripts? Just running "sudo install-grub" or "sudo update-grub" doesn't work for me (I don't know the exact problems, but I can't reproduce it right now). If there's a way to install just the defaults (without overriding my custom scripts!) maybe I can just do that, but I'd really like to put the live cd, run a few commands, and install those custom scripts to the mbr and be on my way.