Big problem after upgrading grub

James & Nash james.austin1984 at
Fri Oct 30 04:56:02 EDT 2009

What about those distros that are based on Debian such as Ubuntu?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kenny Hitt" <kenny at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009 1:45 AM
Subject: Re: Big problem after upgrading grub

> Hi.  you didn't say what distro.  If Debian,
> you are probably running Squeeze.  I got bit by this problem in Sid at the 
> beginning of September.
> The error is occurring during loading stage 2 of grub.  Booting from a cd 
> was the only way to fix it.
> If you aren't running Debian, forget this message.
>          Kenny
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 06:18:23PM -0500, Cheryl Homiak wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> On one of my computers, I mistakenly thought the new grub was
>> working okay and I ran the upgrade-from-legacy command. It's obvious
>> I didn't know what I was doing!!! At any rate, now the computer
>> won't boot and of course since I can't read the screen I have no
>> idea what's going on. To make things worse, it isn't set to boot
>> from cdrom so I can't just pop in a cd and try to use it; it's a
>> thinkpad t23 laptop though I don't think that makes much difference
>> with this problem. what I want to know is:  is there anything I can
>> do to get a command prompt of some kind and type something to get
>> grub to try another device if that's the problem or is there
>> anything else I can do or am I going to have to wait and see if
>> somebody can help me try to set the cdrom to boot; for some reason
>> I've had problems doing this though I've had other thinkpads and
>> gotten them to reboot from cdrom.
>> I know this was all my own fault for running the upgrade command and
>> if I have to wait and try to get sighted help I'll of course do
>> that, but if anybody has any suggestion of something I can try on my
>> own I'll try just about anything. There is a floppy drive I can
>> attach or insert but I think that would be pretty complicated; it
>> might be a possibility though.
>> Tia.
>> --
>> Cheryl
>> "Let the words of my mouth,
>> and the meditation of my heart,
>> be acceptable in thy sight,
>> O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer."
>> (Psalm 19:14  Bible KJV)
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