[plug] Help with grub please [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Wilkinson, Alex alex.wilkinson at dsto.defence.gov.au
Mon Jan 18 20:48:01 WST 2010

    0n Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 03:27:08PM +0800, Kev wrote: 

    >I'm in urgent need of some help with grub 1.97 (Ubuntu Karmic Netbook 
    >Remix).  I've just finished resizing my Remix partition using GParted 
    >and the PartedMagic CD.  My only way in at the mo is using a separate 
    >boot disk - in this case Super Grub Disk 2.
    >On a root console if I type grub I'm told that grub isn't installed.  
    >So, as per the onscreen instruction I type apt-get install grub and it 
    >does this without hesitation or error.  Still grub fails at boot time 
    >with this error message
    >    GRUB loading.
    >    error: file not found
    >    grub rescue>_
    >The last line is a prompt.  At this stage I'm at a complete loss, not 
    >being a command line jockey in any way at all.  I had it in mind that 
    >grub 2 looked at the partitions at boot time and dynamically created its 
    >boot menu on the fly.  I did had EasyPeasy in sda6 and remix in sda7, 
    >with a windows partition in sda1.  I removed EasyPeasy and stretched 
    >Remix to fill the void, and I see that remix is now in sda6.  I figure 
    >that's the problem but with grub2 I'm at a loss to fix it.

apparently karmic changed from grub version 1 to grub version two. please see:


IMPORTANT: This email remains the property of the Australian Defence Organisation and is subject to the jurisdiction of section 70 of the CRIMES ACT 1914.  If you have received this email in error, you are requested to contact the sender and delete the email.

More information about the plug mailing list