After an update yesterday my Dell X300 will only boot to a screen with an option to perform 2 memory tests. If I perform these tests, it will only go back to this same screen, offering a choice of memory test again, 86+ or 86+ serial console 115200. This screen is headed - GNU Grub version 1.97 beta 4. This is a full install on my hard drive. How can I get back to booting normally?
Looks like your GRUB is corrupted, check here for a possible solution: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=24113
There are two possibilities here:
- Grub hasn't recognized your kernel after an update
- There's no kernel installed right now
So my suggestion is that you chroot from a Live-CD into your system, reinstall the kernel and update grub.