I've run into a problem on my HP
laptop G32-301TX with
i5 Intel processor and
ATI Radeon graphics.
I have a dual booting with Windows 7 and at first Ubuntu 10.10 every thing runs fine till I upgraded.I found the new 11.04 being a bit slow and slightly buggy and dropped back to 10.10 after 2 weeks of use.
The thing about 10.10 is that it's sometimes freezes. One day its freezes and I had to hard boot it (manually force shutdown and start). afterward on start, it puts me on busybox.there were couple of times that I face the same scenario and I had to reinstall the GRUB using this post it worked for some time. After reading this (which I can see every time I start the machine ),I installed a fresh installation of 11.04 but I feel it was slow.
I've picked up a GParted disk and check my hard drive and it seems ok. so started working. this morning my machine is being slow and I restarted and then there is no GRUB, nothing like Oses list , only a blank dash blinking over and over.
I've just reinstalled the 10.10 back but still no GRUB list.I've put Windows 7 and didn't boot with it then I could see the list.booting in Linux puts me in terminal with intramfs prompt.
Question 1 How should I fix this ?
Question 2 The only thing I can see here is to reinstall Windows and Ubuntu later.IS that a GOOD idea? if yes which version should I use? 10.10 or 11.04 ?
Question 3 if I want to re-install my dual booting setup. should I format the Windows system reserve partition too?
I store most of my data on a separate partition so data lost will be limited.but this is a kind of mess because it's a work machine so I need to get it back ASAP.