means install/re-install GRUB into the MBRthen boot into Linux and do this automaticallythe (1) means you have only one partition on the hard-driveAs of this date, their wiki site is down (has been for awhile). but via this link one can at least see the basic look and steps involved.When 1st booting up the SGD you will be greeted with a screen.From here, one has a few options.1) Quick Method --> Automatically fix the MBR. Basically:
1a) If only have 1 GNU/Linux distro, and want to re-install GRUB, then Select the option: GRUB => MBR & !LINUX! (1) AUTO 1b) If have more than 1 distro and want to re-install GRUB, then Select: GRUB => MBR & !LINUX! (>=2) MANUAL Then pick the partition that holds the distro that initially loaded Grub into the MBR2) Classical Method --> SGD still does the work for you
Select "Choose a Lang & HELP" option then, select "English Super Grub Disk" (obviously, choose your language) then, select "GNU/Linux" then, select "Fix Boot of GNU/Linux" then, in the window select the partition that holds [ /boot ] then, in a few short seconds it states: "SGD HAS SUCCEEDED"3) Manual Method - Select the Advanced option and walk through the options. At each step SGD does tell you what it is about to do and one uses the arrows keys to select the proper options. Question: Does anyone know if Super Grub will restore a Grub-2 booboo? (asked on another thread)sourceforgeInitially referenced from Ubuntu forums (sorry, forgot link)
"DL script anywhere (eg, your Desktop), then run it as root# bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script047.shcreates a results.txt file" and provides useful info for troubleshooting3) Backup/Restore your MBRAs root (assuming the MBR you are using is located on the 1st hard drive (which is true for most of us)
# dd if=/dev/hda of=bootsector.img bs=512 count=1To restore back to the MBR
# dd if=bootsector.img of=/dev/hda4) menu.lstAs suggested on another thread, back up your menu.lst as well (printer or usb)NB: menu.lst is only part of Grub legacy (ie, it's no longer part of the newer version of Grub, called Grub2)CheersEdit #1: Expanded the options available on SGD & formattingEdit #2: Even if you choose not to use SGD, stepping through its menus does provide helpful info
Edited by zeek, 31 January 2010 - 08:00 PM.