I´ve made a clean instalation of kubuntu 9.10 in a dell inspiron 1545 machine, with windows 7.
The instalation was quite easy without any problems. I could install some programs like netbeans, firefox, compiz, mysql,
and the machine worked fine several days, with this dual boot configuration.
After a regular apt-get update, grub 1.974 beta was updated to grub2... then the system failed to start, giving this:
The symbol ' ' not found.
Aborted. Press any key...
and after that, I could not anymore use the laptop, cause after press any key, got the same message, then tried again and the system reboot, and shows the message again - infinite loop.
I´ve reinstalled kubuntu 9.10 with the live cd, and now it's working, but I see the update info about the grub 2 and I am scared to update the system and lose my access again.
Are there any way to update the system, includind the grub package, without have this behaviour?