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    The wrath of copying other ppl's menu.lst ...

    at first, after i've updated ubuntu[7.10], i found that the xp option has gone, so i copy other ppl's menu.lst, well, i can get into xp again but now i cant get into ubuntu bcoz of it's boot setting, here's the progress i tried to recover it after searched in google for long time...
    0)cat /boot/grub/menu.lst (I found the setting is "root (hd0,6)")
    1)fine /boot/grub/stage (it reply :"root (hd0,2)")
    2)
    "root (hd0,2)"
    "setup (hd0)" [ALL OK]
    3)so i press e and edit "root (hd0,6)" to "root (hd0,2)"
    4)after that i tried to boot but there's an error:
    error 15:file not found

    that's all i can do, and i dunno what to do for next
    there's a backup of menu.lst(which can get in ubuntu but not xp)
    located at ubuntu's desktop

    now what should i do? i've search in google all day long but still cannot fix it lol... plz help!

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    Re: The wrath of copying other ppl's menu.lst ...

    Best bet sounds like reinstall grub from the live cd.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=224351

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    Re: The wrath of copying other ppl's menu.lst ...

    you could access your ubuntu partitions from windows if you install the ext2/ext3 drivers for windows
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd

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    Re: The wrath of copying other ppl's menu.lst ...

    you could burn a SuperGrub Live CD and let supergrub fix it for you.

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    Re: The wrath of copying other ppl's menu.lst ...

    Hi,

    Tell me if I get this straight. You currently have two different versions of menu.lst, one of which lets you access Ubuntu, and the other lets you access Windows? If you boot from a live cd, can you mount your Ubuntu partition and access your menu.lst? If your answer is yes to both of my questions, then can you post 1) both versions of
    Code:
    /boot/grub/menu.lst
    (letting us know which lets you do what), 2) the output of
    Code:
    cat /proc/partitions
    and 3) the output of
    Code:
    df
    If everything works separately, it should be possible to put it back together.

    Cheers,
    Egg

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