I need to install Grub 2

Asked by bccynic on 2012-11-03

I was having continual boot errors / failures, and had to use backup to start. Tried BOOT repair disks and they did not help. Went to UBUNTU and followed instructions
 to remove GRUB 2, and it appears to havebeen successful. Now using the same page I can't get the syntax correct. Samples
[*] ( ) short dash - versus longer dash not on my keyboard so tried both single -and double --short dash, everything I have done to re install GRUB2 has failed.
Help, Please!!

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bccynic (bccynic) said : #1

New computer and O/S Win 7 and UBUNTU 12.04. Can I erase complete 12.04 and re-install it, I hate having more than the two used operating systems clogging disk space.

Did you install using wubi, or did you resize NTFS and install to the freed space?

You can erase 12.04 and reinstall if you want. It's what I always do, clean install each release.

bccynic (bccynic) said : #4

I used the suggested partition suggested because I know windows takes a lot of space, and not being sure about whether windows was the left or right side of the scroll bar, I accepted the installer recommendation.
I will back up everything I can, then try a wipe out and clean install, and let you know how it works out.

bccynic (bccynic) said : #5

Sorry I have not ignored. I tried to repair grub, using the utility, but lost even MBR. Lost a lot of sleep last night and got up early this morning called Mfr to get Windows re-installed still trying to recover data, and rest for a while then maybe try 10.04. Could it be that Windows7 is very hostile to Linux?

If you had maintained backups (like you should) then you wouldn't have to worry about recovering data. Windows isn't hostile to Linux, it just doesn't look at the environment before putting itself in place. It just puts things where it wants.

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