Grub Error 15 after upgrading to Grub 2

Asked by Joe

I first installed Grub 2 as a chainloader following instructions from Kernel Team/Grub 2 testing. I verified I could successfully boot into Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows Vista several times. I then performed the final upgrade to Grub 2. I restarted and Grub fails to load:
Grub loading stage 1.5.

Grub loading, please wait...
Error 15

and everything stops. Looking at past questions of Error 15, it seems like the fix is to re-install. I am looking for a way to correct this without re-installing Ubuntu.

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Joe (jgsylvesterjr) said :

I tried following the procedure outlined in, but when I execute "sudo grub", I get the response sudo: grub: command not found.

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Joe (jgsylvesterjr) said :

I have booted off the Ubuntu 9.10 Beta desktop 65-bit Live CD. The was checked with md5sum and verified/checked from the disk itself.

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Joe (jgsylvesterjr) said :

I installed grub via "apt-get install grub". I next executed "su -i", then
Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.

       [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For
         the first word, TAB lists possible command
         completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
         completions of a device/filename. ]
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
find /boot/grub/stage1

Error 15: File not found

So I am back to where I started.

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Joe (jgsylvesterjr) said :

I followed the directions found in and rebooted. This actions cleared up this problem. Basically, installed grub from scratch and mounted the appropriate partitions.

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Anton Tolpeev (anton-tolpeev) said :

I had this problem last night. Needed a few hours to definate exact problem...
So if after installing Ubuntu 9.10 after 9.04 via LiveCD (or after upgrade) on the last step of installation-config you should press on [Advanced...] and select there where should be installed your grub 2. Actually this will be your main partition like sda or sdb (where was previous version of Grub). Not sdb1 or sda2))) as I tried to do many times before))

Hope it will help to all red-eyes ubuntoids)

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Joe (jgsylvesterjr) said :

I upgraded to Grub 2 following instructions posted by the Grub 2 testing team after upgrading from 9.04 to 9.10, not from Live CD. The upgrade askd me where to install it on sda and/or sdb. I chose sda since I knew that sda was the main drive. I am not sure the upgrade should be asking those type of questions for a straightforward upgrade.

Thanks for your comment. I reported this as bug 442667.

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rmare (rmarelj-gmail) said :

I And at Mena same thing . I have two partitions XP and Ubuntu Beta 9.10. After the update 9.10 and rebot, appears Grub load ... . After that nothing can not.