How to easily upgrade Grub from Grub Legacy (0.97) to Grub 2 (1.96) in Ubuntu 9.04:
- First start the Terminal: Applications => Accessories => Terminal
- Update the Ubuntu update list by typing this command:
sudo aptitude update
- Now install grub:
sudo aptitude install grub-pc
a. When it asks for Y/n to continue, type Y and hit Enter.
b. When the Configuring grub-pc screen pops up, click Enter; this would choose Yes by default.
c. Next screen “Linux command line:“, click Enter again.
- Once the installation is complete, restart your computer by typing:
- On some computers, you may see this error:
Error 11: Unrecognized device string => just hit any key to continue
- At the “Chainload into GRUB 2″ screen, select Chainload into GRUB 2 and press “e”
- Select the entry which begins with “root” and press “e”
- Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move your cursor to “root” and remove the word “root“ => now type in the word “uuid“. The line should then look like:
- After you finish typing the word “uuid” and your entry looks like the screenshot above, hit Enter. You will then see something like this:
=> Now with the uuid line still highlighted, press “b” to boot your computer.
You should then see something like this (with possibly different kernel versions) then your computer boots up
- Once your computer finished booting, start the Terminal again and type this code to finish the GRUB 2 Upgrade:
- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2: Ubuntu Grub2 help files.