Ubuntu :: Grub2 Embedding Area Is Unusually Small?

May 4, 2011

I lost my capability to boot into any OS for some reason. I am dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 and I have managed to restore my Windows bootloader using a Windows repair disk.I have tried to reinstall Grub using these commands from a Ubuntu Live CD:


ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda6 /mnt
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda

The latter gives this output:


/usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: Your embedding area is unusually small. core.img won't fit in it..
/usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
/usr/sbin/grub-setup: error: if you really want blocklists, use --force.

Here are the results from the boot info script:


Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: =============================
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda
sda1: _________________________________________________________________________
File system: ntfs


PS. I probably should mention that I edited the partitions prior to these problems, moving the extended sda3 to the left to give it some more space. The order of the partitions remained unchanged.

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I would like to backup my entire Ubuntu installation (/boot, swap and /) at /dev/sda (4GB) to /dev/sdb (10GB).I recreated the exact partitions on /dev/sdb, formatted and cp -rp all the files over.For /boot, I used


dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdb1

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grub-setup: warn: Your embedding area is unusually small. core.img won't fit in it.

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