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Old 09-22-2010
Grub rescue problem after installing ubuntu 10.04 amd64 after i386

Hi all,

I have Windows XP dual boot with Ubuntu 8.10 on my system. I brought in a portable HDD on which I installed Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit. The grub boot loader was installed along with this and to boot windows, I've had to plug in the HDD (with lucid install) everytime. It had been working fine. Until few hours back when I decided to put Ubuntu 10.04 amd64 install on this portable HDD.

I chose the option - Erase complete drive and install Ubuntu10.04 - and install went alright. Now when the system restarted, it failed to boot up and I receive the grub rescue prompt.

I've tried to reinstall grub using references given in posts in various forums but boot menu has not come up till now.

Quote:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6aeea197

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 9548 76688608+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 9551 12161 20972795+ 5 Extended
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda5 12048 12161 915673+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 9551 9595 361399+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 9596 11939 18828148+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 11940 12047 867478+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdc: 500.1 GB, 500107861504 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0001241f

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 * 1 59345 476686336 83 Linux
/dev/sdc2 59345 60802 11698177 5 Extended
/dev/sdc5 59345 60802 11698176 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Could someone please help me on this?

Best Regards.

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