Why can I load the grub menu manually but not find it automatically?
I assume this is the right place to ask this as, although it's not about the installation its self it is about the boot loader which comes under this category according to the description. I thought I had installed Ubuntu 10.10 (I have a really slow internet connection and this was the latest version I had downloaded and didn't want to spend another day downloading 11.04) successfully however when I boot the PC there is a grub error message ("File System Not Recognised"). The strange thing about this is that, although apparently it has loaded grub, I can load grub fine with the supergrubdisk CD. I selected "Detect any Grub2 Installation" which brought up one option, "HD(0,7)" which I assume means Hard Disk 0 (or the first one) and the seventh partition (which, according to gparted, is flagged as boot and mounted in the /boot file system directory). When I choose this I am given the options to select the correct operating systems. Why does this happen?
Thanks in advance,