[olug] Ubuntu 10.4 boot question

Joe Gulizia jrguliz at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 12 16:06:06 UTC 2010

Yes boot is on a separate partition.  Do you mean before re-installing the boot partition?


--- On Mon, 7/12/10, Kevin <sharpestmarble at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Kevin <sharpestmarble at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [olug] Ubuntu 10.4 boot question
To: "Omaha Linux User Group" <olug at olug.org>
Date: Monday, July 12, 2010, 7:57 AM

Do you have /boot on a separate partition? If you do, then copy off
the whole /boot partition using dd. Also make sure to copy off the

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 05:43, Joe Gulizia <jrguliz at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have an Ubuntu 10.4 live disk.  GRUB is not displaying on my machine, which was set up to dual boot.  I had to re-install Windows because it wasn't getting to a login prompt.
> I have one drive that has Windows XP Pro (hda1 if  you will) -- the other drive has the whole Ubuntu 10.4 on it.  I have several partitions set up already.
> Can I start and install and replace the / and boot partitions without loosing data OR should I boot into live mode and copy GRUB from the live disk?  If I do the latter, should I be looking in the /etc directory.
> I definitely do not want to lose the data (/home) on my current system.
> Thanks in advance.Joe
> PS  I also have access to a couple versions of knoppix disks.
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