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How do I reinstall grub from a live ubuntu 9.10 CD

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#1 AritraDas


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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:33 PM

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
(didnt work the first time said i needed to install grub so did : root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install grub )
after grub was installed
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1

Error 15: File not found

the previous linux partition I can see in the Computer with the boot directory and is called 1000gb hard disk: 27 GB filesystem see screenshot.

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#2 MadDawg


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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:58 PM

I believe that GRUB2 is automatically installed instead of GRUB Legacy. This guide has the procedure for recovering GRUB2: http://ubuntuguide.net/how-to-restore-grub...ows-xpvistawin7

Just scroll down to option 2, and you'll find the LiveCD method.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:47 AM

The super GRUB disk is another alternative. I've used it with good results before.

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