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    Exclamation Help recovering GRUB boot - "you must specify filesystem type"?

    Help please! I'm very new to linux and ubuntu. I just got an Acer netbook Aspire One. I put the Ubuntu remix on it successfully, and was using it for several days without problems. Now all of a sudden when I turn on my computer I get a grub error message with a command prompt. I've tried following the direction to restore grub but I'm getting stuck right away on the command to mount my ubuntu partition. After I type "sudo mount /dev/sda4 /mnt", I keep getting the error message "mount: you must specify the filesystem type." I can't figure out what to do next?

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    Re: Help recovering GRUB boot - "you must specify filesystem type"?

    Read the part that helps you out.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1195275
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    Smile Re: Help recovering GRUB boot - "you must specify filesystem type"?

    Thank you very much! Problem solved.

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    Re: Help recovering GRUB boot - "you must specify filesystem type"?

    -nvm, I figured it out: pertinent information is under sections 13-16.
    Last edited by Noobs*McGee; July 2nd, 2010 at 12:08 AM.

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    Re: Help recovering GRUB boot - "you must specify filesystem type"?

    I am stuck at the same point (you must specify filesystem type) & have read sections 13-16 but missed the vital clue.
    I still don't see it...

    Can somebody spoon-feed me please?

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