I was trying to install Karmic onto a USB drive as a full install instead of a boot CD image, and I seem to have seriously screwed up grub on my hard disk as a result.
I'm running 9.10 64 bit with grub 0.97, NOT grub2.
I tried to restore grub from the 9.04 CD using the instructions at help.ubuntu.com, specifically
and that seemed to run without problems, but the system boots to the grub prompt.sudo grub-install --root-directory=/media/disk-1 /dev/sda
Also tried supergrub. Supergrub has no problem finding the installed Linux kernels and the copy of Windows I have, and it has no trouble booting to karmic. But it doesn't seem to fix anything persistent. If I try booting the hard drive, I'm back to prompt. Booting from supergrub works fine.
Even tried reinstalling grub then running the grub-install incantation again.
My partition setup looks like this:
I'm sure this is probably simple if I knew the correct grub syntax. Can someone clue me in?Filesystem Mounted on