well it boots into grub, so the mbr is working. looks like either the
specified kernel is missing, or mis-specified. can you boot the older grub
entries? also perhaps possible your mbr is sending you to a grub.conf (or
menu.lst or grub.cfg depending on your distribution) in a different
partition than you expect.. grub.conf is easy to edit, eg from a live CD.
and if perchance your current mbr is going to the wrong grub.conf, the
quickest fix is put a "configfile" entry there to jump to the right
On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 09:45, Brendan Halpin <brendan.halpin at ul.ie> wrote:
> An apt-get update today has screwed up grub for me.
>> The apt-get interface showed me some warnings which I didn't capture,
> but this was in the log:
>>> > Installation finished. No error reported.
> > /usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: Attempting to install GRUB to a
> > partition instead of the MBR. This is a BAD idea..
> > /usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can
> > only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However,
> > blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
> > Installation finished. No error reported.
>> It boots into grub, but gives me the following error:
>> > Loading Linux 2.6.32-5-686 ...
> > error: file not found.
> > Loading initial ramdisk ...
> > error: you need to load the kernel first.
>> I've been playing around with live CDs, chrooting, grub-install
> /dev/sda, update-grub, but to no avail. sda1 is boot, sda2 is an LVM
>> Clearly I don't understand grub, nor LVM.
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