I am using Ubuntu 9.10 for last 2 months along with Vista. It was working fine until the yesterday ubuntu security update. After the installation & reboot, i couldnt boot the ubuntu.

In Boot loader screen, it shows both Vista & ubuntu options. But on selecting the ubuntu boot option, it took me to the GRUB command terminal, instead the Ubuntu boot menu.

And i found the menu.lst file is missing in the boot\grub\ directory. I am sure i havent deleted the file.

can someone guide me, how to resolve this



  • Weird that it shows the items, but there's no menu.lst. – Egon Dec 11 '09 at 13:01

update-grub will regenerate your menu.lst file when logged in Ubuntu.

Here's how to boot into Ubuntu in the first place.

  • you could also boot using a liveCD, in case you arent sure what your partition info is – Devnull Dec 11 '09 at 15:44

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