Changing back to Grub Legacy but getting an error

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I was trying to change back to legacy Grub, but after rebooting it thrice, it was encountering an error.

The screen just say "Grub is loading" or some other errors then it will restart. I was not even allowed to choose the OS I want. It locked me out of the system. I am now planning to remove Ubuntu entirely and just retain Windows Vista, but I don't want to regret it later, so now, I am asking for anyone's help on how I can do this without encountering the error. By the way, the reason I'm trying to do this is because of the bootloader problem.

If there's anyone who knows how to remove the bootloader error, then that would be good as well, as I don't have to change back to legacy.Anyone knows how to do any of these

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Changing back to Grub Legacy but getting an error


After I search on the net, Grub legacy now is inactively in development. Secondly, I see your image shown you use Ubuntu. For Ubuntu, you can use your LiveCD to make your Ubuntu default grub back to work again, without need to delete your Ubuntu system from your PC

I don't know which version of your Ubuntu, but here below the solutions to fix your grub2.

For Grub usually include in Ubuntu version 8 and older, and since version 9.04, it use Grub2. To restore your grub2, you can insert your Ubuntu LiveCD, then select to Try Ubuntu without install it. After Try Ubuntu show the sample desktop, open the Terminal then type this:

sudo fdisk -l
*this will show you all the partitions in your hard disk. Find your Ubuntu root (/) partition from there, or if your /boot have separate from root, find /boot partition

sudo mount /dev/sdaX /mnt
*X in sdaX depend on where your grub were placed in your HD partition.

sudo mount –bind /dev /mnt/dev
sudo mount –bind /proc /mnt/proc

sudo chroot /mnt
sudo update-grub2
sudo grub-install /dev/sdaX

This always work for me, because my default ubuntu use Grub2. Make sure you use same version Live CD with your Ubuntu version installed on hard disk.

There is more information if you want to know about Grub2, like reinstalling, adding entries, change splash image etc on this link ​Ubuntu Forums is now using Ubuntu SSO and here too Ubuntu Forum🙂

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