View Full Version : [ubuntu] Grtub2 - error you need to load the linux kernel first

June 16th, 2008, 11:34 AM
I recently upgraded to grub2 3 or 4 days ago, found out how to get it to put windows in the grub menu and everything was fine, booting into windows or linux worked perfectly everytime.

Now today i switch on my machine and after selecting the kernel i want to use,

Error - you need to load the linux kernel first.

After pressing a key i get back to the grub2 menu.

I can get into windows but not linux.

June 16th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Boot your Live CD and post:
sudo fdisk -lu

November 1st, 2009, 03:32 PM
With 9.10, I am getting this message for all loadable files except UBUNTU and Windows XP.

My config /dev/hda UBUNTU, Memtest
/dev/hdb XP, Fedora , Fedora Memtest

Tried to find documentation for the new grub, and have not been too successful.

I am using 64bit Desktop Version 4 gigs memory