I'm using 12.04 and few minutes ago I tried to install burg according to this guide.

I followed everything till the line burg-emu and there, I saw this minimal bash-like line editing is supported.

I installed burg to hda (because there was an error message [bad idea] when I tried this to the partition reserved for grub2.

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Boot into the Ubuntu Live CD and run a few commands in a new Terminal window.

First, identify which is the Ubuntu partition:

sudo fdisk -l

Next, mount it (replacing sda2 with the appropriate partition number):

sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt

And finally, reinstall Grub (replacing sda with the appropriate hard drive):

sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda

Now, run this:

sudo update-grub

This should detect your Ubuntu installation and add it to the Grub menu.

Reboot without the CD, and Grub should now load Ubuntu!

  • Yeah, worked perfectly :D
    – darkwood
    Sep 20, 2012 at 19:57
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    – SirCharlo
    Sep 20, 2012 at 20:01
  • Thanks! Found this as a solution to something unrelated through Google - good work! Nov 25, 2012 at 19:21

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