9 years ago
That'd be really useful since every time I install windows (dual-boot), grub totally crashes.
This is a necessity...
a 100 star !!
how can Linux Mint not have this ?!?!?! YET
A pre-installed "boot-repair" may be a solution?
Since the live CD also doubles as a rescue cd, (or at least, it does for me), I really like this idea. Though I do not think it should go on the desktop, perhaps under the System Tools menu.
this is a maintenance procedure not one that should be in a general distro
to fix grub you may use rescatux or super-grub-disk-2
as said in the comments
A five star idea.
I've been using mint for 2 years and until now, I've never been able to fix any grub-related problems at all. Grub legacy was more easy to setup and adjust.
When my grub collapses, the solution I have found is to install a new distro or new version of mint, which detects all partitions and installs a new grub correctly.
I couldn't support the idea more
very useful idea. I have already promoted it but did not leave a comment
good choise, usually when windows partition got corrupt and you must reinstalling windows.
Things like this are usually an afterthought when a disaster has happened.
The GRUB Boot-Loader can be reinstalled using super-grub-disk found here>
> www.supergrubdisk.org <
Follow these instructions for dual boot machines> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot <
It have to be on live cd in start text menu :)
I hate the fact that windows snobs my grub and I can only boot into windows after a windows install on a Linux Mint machine. Piss's me off that windows but need it for work. I had a bloody hard time the first time it happen.
~~~ AWESOME IDEA 5 Stars ~~
You can always burn this to a cd for emergencies: http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-grub2-disk/
Though i think it would be better to have an option in the boot sequence to "boot directly" into existing partitions (in a similar way to supergrubdisk), rather than having to load up the whole livecd/desktop.
Great for me too.
That often usefull if you had some problems during installion.
Great idea. That would be really useful.
Nice idea. Of course, make sure the invoker is really made aware of what is going to be done and how it might affect his ability to boot and select an OS. You might want to offer to save the existing boot block(s) on a USB flash drive and allow for restoral from that drive if need be.
Putting A simple re-install/repair utility for grub on the live/install CD would be very useful, and wouldn't make the ISO a significantly larger download. Good idea
I agree, this would be amazingly useful!
This necessary. In fact i feel there must be a booting option to reset all settings or repair computer during booting.