Having to repair the Grub2 boot setup...
Here's how I fixed it...
- Booted to Ubuntu Linux 11.10 Desktop
- Opened a Terminal session
- Installed Boot-repair
- Ran same, and took the default one-click repair option...
For the less savvy of us, here are the two magic CLI commands to install & run it:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair
- Easy-to-use (repair in 1 click ! )
- Free (GPL open-source license)
- Helpful (Boot-Info summary to get help by email or on your
- Safe (automatic backups)
- Can recover access to Windows (XP, Vista, Seven).
- Can recover access to Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint...
- Can recover access to any OS (Windows, MacOS, Linux..) if your PC
contains Debian, Ubuntu or derivative.
- Can repair MBR-locked OEM computer boot if the original
bootsector has been saved by Clean-Ubiquity
- Can repair the boot when you have the "GRUB Recovery" error
- Options to reinstall GRUB2 bootloader easily (OS by default,
purge, unhide, kernel options..)
- and much more ! (EFI, SATA, filesystem repair...)