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Thread: Explanation For Failed Grub Installation

  1. #21
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    Re: Explanation For Failed Grub Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by Brando569 View Post
    I also can't post anything from boot-repair because I can't get it installed
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/boot-repair/+bug/1090841
    please retry when all packages are ready on the PPA: https://launchpad.net/~yannubuntu/+a...pair/+packages

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    Re: Explanation For Failed Grub Installation

    No, I think he meant a full reinstall of the grub packages. That command only adds/restores grub2 to the MBR but if the package itself didn't install detecting the Dynamic disk, having grub2 on the MBR won't do you any good.

    I would use the chroot procedure from live mode to get grub2 completely purged and reinstalled. I have one post bookmarked. Note that your root is /dev/sda4 so in the very first command you will have to mount that partition instead of /dev/sdb5 like in the example:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...1&postcount=29

    PS EDIT. There is also one command that needs to be changed in that link. It's in the second block of commands, the grub-install should be to /dev/sda, not /dev/sdb. With the above mentioned mount command, those are the two that you need to change depending on your setup.
    Last edited by darkod; December 17th, 2012 at 03:27 PM.
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    Re: Explanation For Failed Grub Installation

    Thanks, I'll give it a try when I'm at her place again this Friday. I've never had so many problems installing a "noob friendly" Linux distribution, the problems I've been having are turning my girlfriend away from ever using Linux in the first place. I told her that I've had less problems installing Arch Linux (which for those of you that don't know, is a manual installation which has to be configured by hand, no installer is present)which takes about 4-8 hours :-/

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