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Problems with grub (win7 won't boot) on upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Diss, 25 Apr 2010.

  1. Diss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,513

    Hi

    I have just updates Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04RC however on the grub menu (grub 1.98) whilst there is an option to boot win7 it just doesn't work (ubuntu boots fine) all i get is a flashing curser in the top left of the screen.

    I think i have somehow borked the grub part of the install - i have had a look at the grub wiki and tried a couple of things but no luck.

    Any suggestions on how to fix grub gratefully received

    thanks

    diss
     
  2. Lee

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Dec 2006

    Posts: 471

    Location: Northampton

  3. Diss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,513

    thanks lee

    am trying your suggestion but have problems

    the CD boots very quickly to a screen where i can load an OS or view grub.cfg - but there are no repair options. However i think there may be another option screen before this because i see something flash up (Rescue?). Is this correct and if so any ideas how to stop the boot process at the first menu?

    thanks

    diss

    PS - the options i did have still only booted Ubuntu and not linux
     
  4. Diss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,513

    in the end i have taken a different approach and used the win7 repair utility and win7 now boots - but GRUB needs to be reinstalled

    off to the grub wiki now, but if anyone has suggestions for the best/easist way to do this that would be great

    thanks

    diss
     
  5. Lee

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Dec 2006

    Posts: 471

    Location: Northampton

    Sorry Diss, I'm a bit of a Linux noob so i can't really help much more. The Supergrub boot disk sorted my problem out about a year ago, but i can't remember how i did it !!