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[Discuss] stumped: machine won't boot

My desktop is a lenovo I bought last fall.  It has only ubuntu installed
on it.  There is a 500M boot partition, which seems to have been
clobbered.  The / partition looks fine, and in fact includes a /boot
directory that looks normal to me.

I rebooted it a couple of days ago because of a new kernel, and it
wouldn't boot.

It says it can't find an OS.  I have tried boot-repair,  and it thinks
it has repaired things, but I still get the message about not being able
to find an os.

The bios was previously booting legacy only, and I have tried setting it
to auto and that doesn't change anything.

Any ideas?

Laura   (mailto:lconrad at
(617) 661-8097	233 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139   
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