Can anyone explain the Grub problem?
My laptop has two primary partitions (hda0 and hda1) which I use to boot into WinXP and Win2K respectively. Then there's an extended partition with a few logical partitions (FAT32) also used for Windows. Then finally, there's hda9 which I use to boot into 64studio. I back up all my partitions regularly and rarely need to restore any of them. However, on the rare occasions that I need to restore hda9, something strange always happens. After deleting the old partition and restoring a recent backup, grub always fails at stage 1.5. Bizarrely, the only way I can fix this is to change the 'hidden' status of hda1. If it's hidden, I need to unhide it. If it's unhidden, I need to hide it. Every time I restore hda9 I need to toggle the status of hda1 to enable grub to load. Does this make sense to anyone?