after the 1st update problem with 10.10 [grub]

Asked by Romy Mertz on 2010-10-20

i installed the 10.10 version of ubuntu, everything ok until the 1st update. i have ubuntu alongside with win xp. when it comes the screen to choose ubuntu or win xp, choosing the ubuntu appears sth with grub. i have to type sth that i don't know what to type. i tried some of the words written on screen but unfortunately i managed nothing. is there a way to gain access on ubuntu again or should i uninstall it? thanks in advance for the answers.

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I think you have to reconfigure the grub. Easy way though is to reinstall it. By the way you can try this

delance (olivier-delance) said : #2

To reinstall grub, follow link:
What did you get exactly at boot ?

Romy Mertz (rm-lar) said : #3

"GNU GRUB version 1.98+20100804.5 ubuntu

Minimal Bash-like line editing is supported. For the first word TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions."
I copied that from an other question. Only the first sentence is different. Sorry i know this isn't much help. I had to uninstall 10.04 LTS 3 times trying to upgrade in 10.10. My knowledge on linux isn't enough for me to try the things you describe. I'm afraid i might ruin win XP too. The only thing i'm considering trying is to install 10.04 again.
If there's sth else i could do, please do say. Otherwise i'll go back to 10.04
Thank you very much both of you.

delance (olivier-delance) said : #4

I don't understand what you means by installing 10.04. An OS is not usually uninstalled but overwritten.
I can help you to repair multi-boot, but I need partition table.

Could you boot on Ubuntu CD (or USB key), choose "Try without install", Applications->Accessories->Terminal, and post result of command:
   sudo parted -l
where "-l" is lower case "-L".

Romy Mertz (rm-lar) said : #5

Sorry for not answering earlier, just now I saw your answer. I use win xp and had installed 10.10 together, alongside in a virtual partition. That means I can uninstall ubuntu anytime i want as i would do to any other application through windows.
Eventually i uninstalled ubuntu 10.10 and installed again 10.04 LTS.
Sorry for not trying your suggestions, i understand what you wrote but was afraid that i might cause a serious problem to my computer. I know a little more than a novice.
Anyway thank you very much for everything.