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    Could not find kernel image: linux

    Ok, I have messed up my install of Ubuntu NBR on my eee pc.
    Yesterday I tried installing backtrack on a small partition, and then ran sudo grub-update2 and messed around with things like that to try adding it to the grub boot list.

    Now when I boot this show up immediatly, not the grub menu:
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    Could not find kernel image: linux
    And the thing is, I dont wanna go for a fresh install since I have some things in my home folder that's encrypted (unlocks when I login, but uses some long random phrase that ubuntu generated).
    I can access my files from a live USB, but of course not the home folder since I've dont got that passphrase.

    How can I recover grub2 so it works again?
    Will be really grateful if anyone can help me with this..

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    Re: Could not find kernel image: linux

    Shame on me for bumping, but this is really important for me

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    Re: Could not find kernel image: linux

    So you basically can't get into grub? Have you tried reinstalling grub from the liveCD? I'll post a link in a sec.

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    Re: Could not find kernel image: linux

    Thank you. Will give it a go.

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    Re: Could not find kernel image: linux

    Okay, found the problem now, but now there is a new one.

    Code:
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1          18      144553+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda2              19       18503   148480762+   5  Extended
    /dev/sda5              19       18254   146480638+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda6           18255       18503     2000061   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    sda1 is the boot partition. I had one named sda3 with backtrack on it, and that was flagged as boot, so I removed it and then added the boot flag to sda1. Now the computer says there is no operating system found... And my boot files are still in sda1, I can see them when I mount it.

    What is the next step? Will I ever be able to unlock the encrypted partition if I reinstall grub2? I mean there must be like some kind of configuration on how to unlock it?
    Last edited by ericus; November 17th, 2009 at 11:10 PM.

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    Re: Could not find kernel image: linux

    I'm not sure, but I think the encryption is completely separated from the grub2 thing. So it shouldn't be a problem if you reinstall grub2. Could someone more knowledgeable than I am please confirm/refute this?

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    Re: Could not find kernel image: linux

    Anyone, please?

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    Re: Could not find kernel image: linux

    This is what I will do when I get home from work:
    * Backup existing /boot
    * Delete it and do a fresh install of grub 2

    Does anyone know if I ever will be able to uncrypt my /home again if I do it like this?

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    Re: Could not find kernel image: linux

    Do you mean access your files? As long as Ubuntu is the one handling the /home encryption, you should be fine. As I said before, I don't think grub handles hard drive encryption.

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