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    Re: Grub "no module name found" after reboot

    Dell & HP have software that writes into the MBR that corrupts grub2.

    http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik..._Writes_To_MBR
    http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/WindowsErasesGrub
    In Windows 7, I had to remove Windows 7 DataSafe.
    HP ProtectTools, Dell Recovery, and a few others write into MBR meierfra.
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...b2/+bug/441941
    https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubun...1?comments=all
    Dell Media direct issues with MBR
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=923576
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1344828
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Grub "no module name found" after reboot

    Thanks for the info. The instructions on the sourceforge page did the trick:
    sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
    sudo grub-install --recheck --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda
    I uninstalled DataSafe now. But I had installed Microsoft Security Essentials the other day, and it might have been guilty of writing to the MBR.

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    Re: Grub "no module name found" after reboot

    I also think this is a Dell software problem. I've been running 9.10 and then 10.04 next to Windows 7 on my Dell Studio for several months now. But last night I finally went ahead and let the Dell Recovery software set itself. And now I have the the same boot failure that was reported by semacore. And when I ran fdisk -lu (after booting from a live CD), it shows the first 63 MB of my hard drive now being taken up by "Dell Utility."

    I just made the fix described by aoszkar, and am going to reboot. Wish me luck.
    "I had to see it twice before I could believe I'd seen it once." -- Thomas Geoghegan

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    Re: Grub "no module name found" after reboot

    And we're back!

    Thanks to oldfred, aoszkar, and everyone else who pointed me right here. I'm going to go find out how to remove the guilty piece of Dell crapware and report back.
    "I had to see it twice before I could believe I'd seen it once." -- Thomas Geoghegan

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    Re: Grub "no module name found" after reboot

    I logged into Windows and removed both pieces of software for "Dell DataSafe" and that has fixed the problem.
    "I had to see it twice before I could believe I'd seen it once." -- Thomas Geoghegan

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    Re: Grub "no module name found" after reboot

    It is not just Windows. I just purchased a Dell Latitude 13n laptop with only Ubuntu installed. After running the dell-recovery-media to create a factory restore disk it similarly trashed my MBR. I booted on a live disk USB stick and repaired it as noted above using grub-install (on the Latitude the root directory is /dev/sda3).

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    Re: Grub "no module name found" after reboot

    Quote Originally Posted by johnrobert View Post
    I logged into Windows and removed both pieces of software for "Dell DataSafe" and that has fixed the problem.
    I too had the same problem. Started with dell studio... Installed ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit...
    Everything works fine and after creating dell recovery media and booting into win7, it killed grub...
    sigh...

    Been booting using super grub disc...not a permanent solution

    I am just wondering, after logging into windows...removed dell "datasafe"...will there be any impact to the machine?
    after removing, we still have to reinstall grub, right?

    (sorry noob in ubuntu...)

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    Re: Grub "no module name found" after reboot

    I have also had the same problem with a brand new Dell Studio 1747. Installed Ubuntu 10.04 and restarted several times. Went back into Win 7 and on the first reboot got the problem. Fortunately I found several threads on the net through Google and was able to get back into Ubuntu and restore Grub. Tried going back into Win7 and each reboot it failed. Removed the Dell Datasafe programs and have had no further problem.

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    Re: Grub "no module name found" after reboot

    Hi all, I noticed, most of the people having troubles with Grub had it in conjonction with Windows 7 but i can report the same problem with a multiboot between Ubuntu 10.04, RedHat EL 5 and Windows XP.

    As long the PC didn't boot Windows, no problem, but after that windows session, grub was erased so i needed to boot with the "Super Grub Disk"'s CD to have grub reinstall under Ubuntu.

    At that time, i think the reparation is not definitive as i just made a default re-installation of Grub, but the explanations i found about aren't very helpfull as i did'nt found nor *stage1*, nor *stage1_5*, nor *stage2* grub file ...

    I found this in http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/Wi...al_explanation
    "
    Find all the files in your system with the pattern: *stage1_5* usually found at /boot/grub and /usr/lib/grub and rename them ( or move them to a backup directory).
    After that reinstall grub with grub-install or root and setup commands. Do not reinstall it with apt-remove and apt-get install!
    When grub-install doesn't find the *stage1_5* files it will know that you want to link stage1 directly to stage2.
    Check this link for details on running grub-install http://orgs.man.ac.uk/documentation/...b_3.html#SEC10
    e.g.
    For the first sata drive
    grub-install /dev/sda
    For the first IDE drive
    grub-install /dev/hda
    "

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    Re: Grub "no module name found" after reboot

    If you did an upgrade from a system running grub legacy 0.97 prior to 9.10 then you probably still have grub legacy.

    New installs of 9.10 and upgrades from that or new installs of 10.04 have grub2. The instructions for reinstalling grub or grub2 are totally different.

    How to restore the Ubuntu/XP/Vista/7 bootloader (Updated for Ubuntu 9.10)
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1014708
    kansasnoob on grub or grub2 reinstall
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...6&postcount=41
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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