After having made an upgrade and rebooted as requested, my computer fails to start properly. It indicates: "error: the symbol 'grub_xputs' not found", and underneath I have a "grub rescue" prompt.

What should I do?

closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Jun 7 '11 at 17:37

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You have to purge and reinstall Grub 2 from the Live CD.

All instructions are given extremely well on this page: HOWTO: Purge and Reinstall Grub 2 from the Live CD.

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