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[Discuss] stumped: machine won't boot

On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 8:39 AM, Laura Conrad <sunny at> wrote:

> 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.

Can you give the exact error message?  "Can't find an OS" type messages
even be from the BIOS which might mean that your boot block is corrupted or
your boot partition
isn't marked bootable.

Bill Bogstad

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