View Full Version : [ubuntu] kramic Rc and dedicated grub partition

October 23rd, 2009, 05:37 AM
I have a dedicated grub partition for my multiboot system. I have downloaded the kramic release and will do a fress install after backing my data.
My concern is that keeping in mind the existing grub version is older that what is for kramic and a known issue wirh grub

"Other OS options not shown in boot menu when installing with Ubuntu 9.10 RC
After installation from the Ubuntu 9.10 Release Candidate, other installed operating systems are not correctly displayed in the boot menu.(456776)"

will i need to take extra care to update/redo the dedicated grub partition or some thing other than "run sudo update-grub from the commandline after rebooting"

October 23rd, 2009, 05:18 PM
i have already installed the kramic RC and rebooted after which the MBR still gave options for the old 9.04 version to boot and when i selected that it said something not found.
i booted to my live CD and run these commands and it gave me this result

buntu@ubuntu:~$ grub-install
install_device not specified.
Usage: grub-install [OPTION] install_device
Install GRUB on your drive.

-h, --help print this message and exit
-v, --version print the version information and exit
--modules=MODULES pre-load specified modules MODULES
--root-directory=DIR install GRUB images under the directory DIR
instead of the root directory
--grub-setup=FILE use FILE as grub-setup
--grub-mkimage=FILE use FILE as grub-mkimage
--grub-mkdevicemap=FILE use FILE as grub-mkdevicemap
--grub-probe=FILE use FILE as grub-probe
--no-floppy do not probe any floppy drive
--recheck probe a device map even if it already exists
--force install even if problems are detected
--disk-module=MODULE disk module to use

INSTALL_DEVICE can be a GRUB device name or a system device filename.

grub-install copies GRUB images into the DIR/boot directory specified by
--root-directory, and uses grub-setup to install grub into the boot

Report bugs to <bug-grub@gnu.org>.
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo update-grub
grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for /.


i checked the menu.lst in the dedicated grub partition and found that it stilll has entried of the old install meaning it has not been updated.

Please help!!

October 24th, 2009, 04:16 AM
now i wonder if i simpy could update my existing intrepid to grub2 and also update the dedicated grub partition with the new version to get rid of troubles.
Also i cannot open ext4 partition from inrepid on ext3 system can i reinstall 8.10 with ext4?

October 25th, 2009, 04:17 AM
I have updated 8.10 with grub2 and updated the dedicated grub partition with grub2 as well however when i boot to my pc i directly gets to the grub prompt ssh:grub>
what next?

please advise..

October 26th, 2009, 05:23 PM
Nevermind. Do you mean 9.10?