I know this is kinda out there but please help if you can. I have an old 2001 Compaq with it's origional 40GB HDD. I got into Ubuntu and love it. I recycled an old 30GB drive and plugged it in back when 9.04 came out. I had to use super GRUB to get the mount points to mesh. Now these are Ultra ATA100 drives and the 30GB has died right when I was upgrading to 9.10 Ubuntu. The problem is that I cannot access the GRUB boot menu with the dead drive pulled [I get a GRUB Error 25] so I figured I would pull the drive in the BIOS but that did not work I still need that dead drives firmware to boot. I have ordered a new drive but need help with how to go about removing the dead drive, installing the new one and returning to a dual boot 2 drive system. I know this is not a GRUB 'site' but I hope there are many of you that know a lot more about this than I do.