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    Default Ubuntu - Grub

    Does anybody know how to re-install grub onto the MBR from the Ubuntu install disk? Grub goes bad nearly every five minutes and I am getting tired of Ubuntu's slash and burn re-installs. I don't have a floppy so that's not an option.

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    Default Re: Ubuntu - Grub

    Can't you enter rescue mode from the cd?

    http://www.sorgonet.com/linux/grubrestore/

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    Default Re: Ubuntu - Grub

    Yup, I'd go the rescue route if possible. How does it go bad exactly? Does it kernel panic? Not boot?

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    I figured it out. I tried the rescue cd route and that was a circle jerk. Instead I just ran sudo-grub and then went through the setup routine for grub. The ubuntu installation cd won't let you run things as root and it would rather level the filesystem and start over.

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    Default Re: Ubuntu - Grub

    Quote Originally Posted by idsnowdog View Post
    I figured it out. I tried the rescue cd route and that was a circle jerk. Instead I just ran sudo-grub and then went through the setup routine for grub. The ubuntu installation cd won't let you run things as root and it would rather level the filesystem and start over.
    Ah cool. I do 99% of my work as root, so I didn't even think about that.

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    First rule about fight club...don't run as super user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christobevii3 View Post
    First rule about fight club...don't run as super user.
    Someone told me that about 8 years ago. I haven't followed it since

    The only thing I do as a regular user is test scripts. I got so used to being root and fixing customer's problems at my old job, it is an afterthought now.

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