View Full Version : [other] Uh'o, big problem, please help me

January 15th, 2010, 12:42 PM
Ok, my other OS, Vista started to play up, so i did a system restore, they didn't do anything, so i deleted ubuntu's partition and i am going to reinstall it, but now when i boot, grub says partition not found, so i cant boot into anyhting but this live cd, please help me ;[

January 15th, 2010, 12:49 PM
this is because grub installs its shell in the mbr, but all the configuration files are in the linux partition holding the /boot folder.
boot with your livecd, then issue these commands:

sudo apt-get install lilo
sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
you will get an warning, just ignore it.

January 15th, 2010, 12:51 PM
i do the first one, it goes for a bit, then i get a y/n to install, i go Y, and it then says abort

January 15th, 2010, 12:54 PM
i tried again, and it works

January 15th, 2010, 12:55 PM
Ok, done, now what?

January 15th, 2010, 01:13 PM
reboot, it should boot into your windows system ;)

January 15th, 2010, 01:23 PM
Brilliant, works, thanks so much

January 15th, 2010, 01:31 PM
you're welcome :)