Does anyone know of a good Grub forum that could help me with the following issue?:
I recently installed #! along side xp on a 40GB hard drive then imaged my hard disk using Clonezilla. The image was reported by clonezilla as being successfull and so I re-imaged an identical computer. The imaging was reported by clonezilla to be successfull, however, at start up, instead of the grub options screen I'm used to, I see something completely different which says
GNU GRUB version 1.99-18
Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the fist word, TAB
lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible
device or file completions.
When I press TAB, I get an absolutely bewildering list of possible commands, most of which require arguments.
I'm a little mystified as to why it's broken.
That is the infamous grub prompt.
You will have to re-install grub, by running a live system, and then chroot into the #! install on disk.
The reason is probably because grub uses the MBR and blocklists to get to the grub install files.
The blocklists are lost on the new computer.
Here is howto re-install grub: http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/post/150294/#p150294
Last edited by xaos52 (2012-04-25 13:23:57)
Thanks, that looks like it could just work.
I also found some help here: http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=83521.0 which suggests that it might be possible for me to re-image the disk using different options in Clonezilla, such as
NO reinstall grub
NO NTFS fiddling
YES use dd to recreate partition
I'm doing that now, but because the use of dd has been chosen, it's taking forever compared to the usual method.
Thanks once again, I hope to post back with good news by tomorrow at least!