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My computer has become quite strange the last days, last week grub stopped working and just halted at the grub prompt.

I can manually start the system by writing

insmod /boot/grub/linux.mod
linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro
initrd /initrd.img
boot

But if I type something like

cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg

I get a error:

error: out of disk

Does anybody know why this occurs?

Thanks Johan


Note:

I don't think that /boot/ is full, since it is part of / (5% used).

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1             285G   14G  258G   5% /
none                  1.5G  312K  1.5G   1% /dev
none                  1.5G  184K  1.5G   1% /dev/shm
none                  1.5G  348K  1.5G   1% /var/run
none                  1.5G  4.0K  1.5G   1% /var/lock
none                  1.5G     0  1.5G   0% /lib/init/rw

Note:

The system is a Ubuntu 10.04 based system on a old HP laptop.


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Try this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8498938&postcount=12

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It does not answer why it happened, but since it do give a solution that works... –  Johan Aug 10 '10 at 16:50

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