Restore/Fix MBR and/or Grub..? Both? Confused
I'm somewhat experienced in linux, since I have been using ubuntu for about a month and a half now, but I have no idea how to fix this problem. I thought I knew what was wrong, but I can't exactly pin point what the problem is.
Here's how I screwed this up:
I was installing rockbox on my ipod from linux (I do not own a copy of windows. I do not use windows on this computer). Since the ipod has a boot sector and firmware, I backed those up so that I could use them to modify the firmware and boot sector to put back on the ipod to boot rockbox. I accidentally slipped and copied the ipod boot sector to my first hard drive (sda) which I believe corrupted the MBR.
I've tried a few different methods to fix the mbr, but I'm not quite sure how to do it. Is there a tutorial that is well written and explained?
Here's the output when I start up the computer:
Verifying DMI Pool.....
In knoppix I did "su -" to get into super user. From there I did this:
-Mounted my linux(ubuntu) partition (on hdd2)
-chroot into my linux parition
-grub-install /dev/sda (contrains /boot and MBR)
I was returned this message:
Probing devices to gues BIOS drives. This may take a long time.
The file /boot/grub/stage2 not read correctly
I'm not quite sure where I'm at on this, could someone please help me out?