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I burned a SuperGrubDisk by going to

http://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group%5Fid=10921

and downloading

grub-rescue-cdrom.iso

which is

http://prdownload.berlios.de/supergrub/grub-rescue-cdrom.iso

so, by using Win7, I can burn the ISO onto a DVD-R.

Now I put that DVD-R into the notebook computer, and when it boots, it lets me choose

First kernel and intrd

and it is the only choice, so i chose it, and it says error:

Error: no kernel loaded

Is this the correct way to run SuperGrubDisk?

This is related to the issue on Linux Partition deleted and grub no longer boots

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No need to use the DVD on something so small, I suggest using a USB flash drive – Jonno_FTW Nov 17 '09 at 17:20
up vote 2 down vote accepted

What version of SGD are you using? I just tried v. 1.21 from here and for me it works without any problem. The screenshot I get looks like this:

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The only thing that surprised me about your question is that you managed to burn a CD iso onto a DVD... I did not know it was possible (but I am not suggesting you are wrong here!). Do you obtain the same results by booting from a USB stick?

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ok, looks like the one I have downloaded was 1.01 2009-07-26 00:00 grub-rescue-cdrom.iso I just saw one was a .gz and one was a .iso, so i thought they are the same except one is compressed... so i am burning the version 1.21 to a DVD-R now... the reason is I don't have a lot of CD-R left but I have a lot of DVD-R left... and CD-R was like 20 cents each while DVD-R is like 30 cents each... but I don't think I will buy CD-R much in the future, so I am using DVD-R. I burn Ubuntu install disc to DVD-R and they work too. – 太極者無極而生 Nov 17 '09 at 16:44
    
The choice of CD-R vs DVD-R media makes no difference in this case – prestomation Nov 29 '09 at 5:23

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