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    GRUB Error 15 - Ubuntu 10.10


    Coffeecat please help! I posted the message below at ubuntu forums when I found this thread.

    Ok, I tried to install Mac OS X on my toshiba portege, I currently have windows 7 and ubuntu 10.10. I created a new partition in windows 7 but failed at installing Mac os x ( I think it was the torrent files b/c my laptop and desktop would not boot the dvd with an iso file nor dmg and I tried two different files with the same result) All was well, until I deleted the new partition that was made for the mac os x and extended the space back to the C drive. At first, my pc booted straight to win7, after using easybcd I was able to choose between windows and ubuntu. When I select ubuntu I received this error:

    [Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For
    the first word, TAB lists possible command
    completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
    completions of a device/filename.]


    I did some research and I was able to boot Ubuntu by: root (hd0,0), chainloader +1, boot

    My question is... how do I fix this? I will have to do this every time I use Ubuntu which is a pain. ( I tried restarting my pc and had to chainload again). I did a system restore on windows 7, hoping that would do the trick (since it has to do with me deleting the partition) with no resolve. I really don't want to have to reinstall ubuntu again nor upgrade to ubuntu 11. whatever. I've looked in my /boot files and everything seems to be there. But, when I try to open my vmlinuz-2.... file it says : File type to be open unknown. ???? I was also receiving: 15 : File not foundThis error is returned if the specified file name cannot be found
    When I would try kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hd0,0 Any help would be much appreciated

    Here's my sudo fdisk -lu .... if it helps


    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x5bcbe6e8

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 2048 3074047 1536000 27 Unknown
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda2 * 3074048 956002303 476464128 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 956004352 976773119 10384384 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS

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    Here's my boot info script too. Thanks sooooo much
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    and my menu.lst is empty...

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    When I would try kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hd0,0 I would receive no such file and same with find /vmlinuz but I found it in my /boot files .... Just wanted to clarify because I wrote this all late last night. Thanks

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