Posted by: Odzangba | July 2, 2007

Restoring GRUB MBR on Feisty

I had to reinstall Windows XP this morning (too much virus damage for anything else) on my sister’s pc. She dual boots Feisty and XP so I had to reinstall GRUB as Windows XP wiped out my MBR. I got out my Feisty disc and went through the steps listed here but it seems that way of doing things doesn’t work with Feisty. The machine was croaking with a cryptic “Error 11 : Unrecognized device string” error message. So I booted up instead with a Dapper disc but again, I was frustrated when I tried to do the “setup” part of the process. So I tried a different method… and that worked. These are the commands:

root (hd0,4)
install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) /boot/grub/stage2 p /boot/grub/menu.lst

I don’t know why the initial method did not work; no doubt this requires further investigation.

Remember to modify the  root (hd0,4) command to suit your setup.

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