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I currently have an OS called Backtrack installed alongside Windows 7, and I use Grub to boot.

The problem is the Grub that comes with this is version 1.98. I'm fine with it except for one thing: sometimes when I turn on my computer it does funny things, like it will be in a reboot loop or just show a flashing line in the top left of my screen. Meaning that my Grub is somehow corrupted or broken in some way.

To fix this I just simply run a live CD of "Boot-Repair-CD" and choose auto fix and then everything is normal. BUT after a little while it will be gone again and I will have to go back to the CD to fix it.

I am really getting tired of this and I just want to go to Grub2. I tried through a Ubuntu live CD to download the boot repair thing and ran it, but when I run the option "update grub to latest version" it will start then comes up with an error "grub-pc failed - operation cancelled" or somthing like that. Basically it fails because somthing went wrong.

Is there any other way to update Grub? Because this cycle is really annoying.

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grub 1.98 actually is grub2. – jordanm Mar 30 '13 at 20:39
Do you have some DRM running? E.g. Adobe Flexnet, ... or HP ProtectTools and the like? – Runium Mar 30 '13 at 21:25
nope not at all. i have an acer computer. i have had ubuntu 12.10 on it and really liked the grub it comes with.... but the one that i have now is garbage and keeps deleting itself for some reason..... i simply just what the grub that comes with ubuntu 12.10 – Megaeverything Apr 1 '13 at 0:07

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