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Recovery from GRUB Failure

I have a dual-boot PC at home, which boots to OpenSUSE and Windows. After a very tiring 7 hour journey, I came home to a GRUB failure. After searching for help all over the web, I found some help here, here, here, here, here and here. :)

It turns out, that GRUB stage 2 was not being loaded. So here’s what I did.

1. set the root partition

2. run GRUB setup on the MBR.

3. load the os using chainloader.

To set a partition as root, it is required to know the device where the root partition resides. This can be found using the following command

grub> find /boot/grub/stage1 grub> root (hd0,0) grub> setup (hd0,0) grub>chainloader +1

This got my system back to normal. I’m wondering where I can get some more information about GRUB, I don’t understand GRUB much and would like to change that. Links to tutorials anyone?!

Update: Since there is hardly any audience that read my blog, it’s only fair that I stop asking questions.. :) So here are some links that I found

[tags]boot problem, GRUB failure, GRUB, GRUB corrupted[/tags]