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  1. #1
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    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Grub problem

    I upgraded to 12.10 overnight and my system no longer boots - error: file not found followed by the grub rescue prompt.

    After looking through the forum I used a 12.04 live disk (I know I should use a 12.10 disk to make changes) to download bootinfoscript. Here is the result:

    Code:
                     Boot Info Script 0.61      [1 April 2012]
    
    
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
    
     => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of 
        the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks 
        for (,msdos1)/boot/grub on this drive.
     => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb and looks at sector 1 of 
        the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks 
        for (,msdos2)/boot/grub on this drive.
     => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc.
    
    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  Grub2 (v1.99)
        Boot sector info:  Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the boot sector of sda1 
                           and looks at sector 10688992 of the same hard drive 
                           for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks 
                           in partition 72 for .
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 12.10
        Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab
    
    sda2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        
    
    sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       swap
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
    
    sdb2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        
    
    sdc1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       swap
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
    
    sdc2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        
    
    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60022480896 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7297 cylinders, total 117231408 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sda1    *          2,048    41,945,087    41,943,040  83 Linux
    /dev/sda2          41,945,088   117,231,407    75,286,320  83 Linux
    
    
    Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sdb1         486,400,005   488,392,064     1,992,060  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdb2                  63   486,400,004   486,399,942  83 Linux
    
    
    Drive: sdc _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sdc: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sdc1         486,400,005   488,392,064     1,992,060  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdc2                  63   486,400,004   486,399,942  83 Linux
    
    
    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL
    
    /dev/loop0                                              squashfs   
    /dev/sda1        cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f   ext4       
    /dev/sda2        ce7d1960-d34c-4264-81c9-575d24d65c2b   ext4       
    /dev/sdb1        0ce53420-b91e-4b40-a29b-362de085bc0e   swap       
    /dev/sdb2        9e3a5f85-2002-49eb-b592-db2366865fb8   ext4       
    /dev/sdc1        6b820d0f-8858-4b0c-a4ca-a6a15dff4dfc   swap       
    /dev/sdc2        e6a07fce-a54d-4872-acf9-7d6efaf6b36b   ext4       data1
    /dev/sr0                                                iso9660    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64
    
    ================================ Mount points: =================================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    /dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
    /dev/sda1        /media/cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f ext4       (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
    /dev/sda2        /media/ce7d1960-d34c-4264-81c9-575d24d65c2b ext4       (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
    /dev/sr0         /cdrom                   iso9660    (ro,noatime)
    
    
    =========================== sda1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
      set have_grubenv=true
      load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    
    if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
      menuentry_id_option="--id"
    else
      menuentry_id_option=""
    fi
    
    export menuentry_id_option
    
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
      set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
      save_env saved_entry
      set prev_saved_entry=
      save_env prev_saved_entry
      set boot_once=true
    fi
    
    function savedefault {
      if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
        saved_entry="${chosen}"
        save_env saved_entry
      fi
    }
    
    function recordfail {
      set recordfail=1
      if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    
    function load_video {
      if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
        insmod all_video
      else
        insmod efi_gop
        insmod efi_uga
        insmod ieee1275_fb
        insmod vbe
        insmod vga
        insmod video_bochs
        insmod video_cirrus
      fi
    }
    
    if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
       font=unicode
    else
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='hd0,msdos1'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    fi
        font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
    fi
    
    if loadfont $font ; then
      set gfxmode=auto
      load_video
      insmod gfxterm
      set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
      set lang=en_AU
      insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
      set timeout=-1
    else
      set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    if background_color 44,0,30; then
      clear
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    function gfxmode {
    	set gfxpayload="${1}"
    	if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
    		set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
    	else
    		set vt_handoff=
    	fi
    }
    if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then
      if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
        if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
          if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
            set linux_gfx_mode=keep
          else
            set linux_gfx_mode=text
          fi
        else
          set linux_gfx_mode=text
        fi
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    export linux_gfx_mode
    if [ "${linux_gfx_mode}" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
    menuentry 'Ubuntu' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f' {
    recordfail
    	gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='hd0,msdos1'
    	if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    	else
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    	fi
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-18-generic root=UUID=cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-18-generic
    }
    submenu 'Advanced options for Ubuntu' $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-advanced-cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f' {
    	menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-18-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.5.0-18-generic-advanced-cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f' {
    	recordfail
    		gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    		insmod gzio
    		insmod part_msdos
    		insmod ext2
    		set root='hd0,msdos1'
    		if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    		else
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    		fi
    		echo	'Loading Linux 3.5.0-18-generic ...'
    		linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-18-generic root=UUID=cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    		echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    		initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-18-generic
    	}
    	menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.5.0-18-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.5.0-18-generic-recovery-cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f' {
    	recordfail
    		insmod gzio
    		insmod part_msdos
    		insmod ext2
    		set root='hd0,msdos1'
    		if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    		else
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    		fi
    		echo	'Loading Linux 3.5.0-18-generic ...'
    		linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-18-generic root=UUID=cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f ro recovery nomodeset 
    		echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    		initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-18-generic
    	}
    	menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-33-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.2.0-33-generic-advanced-cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f' {
    	recordfail
    		gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    		insmod gzio
    		insmod part_msdos
    		insmod ext2
    		set root='hd0,msdos1'
    		if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    		else
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    		fi
    		echo	'Loading Linux 3.2.0-33-generic ...'
    		linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-33-generic root=UUID=cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    		echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    		initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-33-generic
    	}
    	menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-33-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.2.0-33-generic-recovery-cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f' {
    	recordfail
    		insmod gzio
    		insmod part_msdos
    		insmod ext2
    		set root='hd0,msdos1'
    		if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    		else
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    		fi
    		echo	'Loading Linux 3.2.0-33-generic ...'
    		linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-33-generic root=UUID=cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f ro recovery nomodeset 
    		echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    		initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-33-generic
    	}
    }
    
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='hd0,msdos1'
    	if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    	else
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    	fi
    	linux16	/boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='hd0,msdos1'
    	if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    	else
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f
    	fi
    	linux16	/boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    if [ "x${timeout}" != "x-1" ]; then
      if keystatus; then
        if keystatus --shift; then
          set timeout=-1
        else
          set timeout=0
        fi
      else
        if sleep --interruptible 3 ; then
          set timeout=0
        fi
      fi
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f  ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
      source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
    elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
      source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =============================== sda1/etc/fstab: ================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
    # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
    UUID=cb10df95-0b28-4337-a4fe-fe86d44dfd0f /               ext4    noatime,discard,errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # /home was on /dev/sda2 during installation
    UUID=ce7d1960-d34c-4264-81c9-575d24d65c2b /home           ext4    noatime,discard,defaults        0       2
    # /mnt/data was on /dev/sdb2 during installation
    UUID=9e3a5f85-2002-49eb-b592-db2366865fb8 /mnt/data       ext4    defaults        0       2
    # swap was on /dev/sdb1 during installation
    UUID=0ce53420-b91e-4b40-a29b-362de085bc0e none            swap    sw              0       0
    # swap was on /dev/sdc1 during installation
    UUID=6b820d0f-8858-4b0c-a4ca-a6a15dff4dfc none            swap    sw              0       0
    # /mnt/data1 was on /dev/sdc2 during installation
    UUID=e6a07fce-a54d-4872-acf9-7d6efaf6b36b /mnt/data1	ext4	defaults	0	0
    #reduce write cycles to SSD by moving temp files to ramdisk
    tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
    tmpfs /var/tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0     
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================
    
               GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
    
                   =                boot/grub/grub.cfg                             1
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-33-generic               2
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-18-generic               2
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-33-generic                  1
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-18-generic                  1
                   =                initrd.img                                     2
                   =                vmlinuz                                        1
                   =                vmlinuz.old                                    1
    
    =============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================
    
    xz: (stdin): Compressed data is corrupt
    xz: (stdin): Compressed data is corrupt
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    Can anybody see anything wrong with this? I have tried to use Boot-Repair in the past but it doesn't seem to work with my slow internet connection.

  2. #2
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    Re: Grub problem

    Did you switch partitions? Why don't you combine the partitions and let Ubuntu organize the system. Of course, this requires full reinstall.

  3. #3
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    Re: Grub problem

    Re: Grub problem
    Did you switch partitions? Why don't you combine the partitions and let Ubuntu organize the system. Of course, this requires full reinstall.
    Thanks for your response but I don't quite understand your question. sda has a separate partition for /home as generaly recommended. I set up the partitions when I did a full install of 12.04. It all worked fine.

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    Re: Grub problem

    Are you sure that your bios is set to boot from sda?
    You might want to try Boot Repair.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
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  5. #5
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    Re: Grub problem

    Are you sure that your bios is set to boot from sda?
    You might want to try Boot Repair.
    Thanks for your response. Yes, I have checked BIOS is set to boot from sda. See my original post regarding Boot-Repair

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    Re: Grub problem

    You still are showing grub2 1.99, but 12.10 uses grub2 2.00, so your grub2 boot loader in the MBR did not update. It does look like grub.cfg is updated.

    You will need liveCD of 12.10 as repair grub from liveCD now needs the same version. Although you may be able to chroot as then you are using the internal files and only the kernel you use to boot with.

    You may be able to manually boot from grub rescue, use Boot_repair from Ubuntu 12.10 LiveCd, or use SuperGrub to boot and make repairs from inside your install to reinstall grub2.

    http://www.supergrubdisk.org/

    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.Install in Ubuntu liveCD or USB or:
    Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix

    Grub Rescue Prompt Megathread - drs305
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1594052
    chroot & grub uninstall & reinstall -drs305
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1581099

    #Comments are anything after the #, enter commands in terminal session
    #Install MBR from LiveCD/usb, Ubuntu install on sda1 and want grub2's bootloader in drive sda's MBR:
    #Find linux partition, change sda1 if not correct:
    sudo fdisk -l
    #confirm that linux is sda1
    sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
    sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda
    # The above command should work but they now suggest this command for grub 1.99 with Natty 11.04 or later - uses boot not root.:
    sudo grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /dev/sda

    # If no errors on previous commands reboot into working system and run this:
    sudo update-grub
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Grub problem

    That was only the output from the boot info script, what was the suggested repair from "boot Repair" ?

    Try booting from second HDD as you have grub installed on both drives, maybe the update got it installed on wrong drive.
    Also 12.10 uses the actual Grub version 2.00 and I see from the results that ver. 1.99 is installed on both drives, maybe the upgrade didn't complete???
    You may need to DL the 12.10 iso and install grub from the live session from there.

    EDIT: Geez, oldfred whupped my tail again.... lol
    Last edited by arpanaut; November 16th, 2012 at 05:55 AM. Reason: lol
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    Re: Grub problem

    Hello

    Quote Originally Posted by habana View Post
    I have tried to use Boot-Repair in the past but it doesn't seem to work with my slow internet connection.
    Boot-Repair can be used without internet connection (except when it needs to purge GRUB or kernel).
    If Boot-Repair blocks because it says it doesn't detect your connection, you can disable the internet check in Boot-Repair --> Advanced options --> Other options.

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    Re: Grub problem

    Quote Originally Posted by YannBuntu View Post
    Hello



    Boot-Repair can be used without internet connection (except when it needs to purge GRUB or kernel).
    If Boot-Repair blocks because it says it doesn't detect your connection, you can disable the internet check in Boot-Repair --> Advanced options --> Other options.
    Thank you ;YannBuntu, I wasn't sure about this, thanks for the confirmation.

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    Re: Grub problem

    Many thanks for all your answers. With this knowledge it was obvious I was going to have to use Boot-Repair so I waited until 2.00 am local time when ADSL congestion (courtesy of Telstra Australia) was minimal and Boot-Repair worked fine. At that stage I hadn't seen Yannbuntu's reply.

    Anyway, a bit tired this morning but all up and running again!

    Thanks again for all your help. I will mark this thread as solved

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