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Old 03-21-2010, 07:21 PM   #1
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Exclamation Grub Error 22 after deleting Fedora Partition on Vista Machine

Ok, so here's the thing. I'm a CS Major that wanted to experiment with Linux more. Great idea right?! Well, long story short, I have a HP Dv9815nr Entertainment Notebook PC with Vista pre-installed. I have 2 local SATA HDDs and installed Vista(250GB) and Fedora 12(160GB)(respectively). In order to make life simple for booting purposes, I partitioned the Vista drive to include a 3GB sector for the Fedora Boot partition, so that Grub would run properly.

I recently discovered Sun's VirtualBox (Open Source Virtualization software) and installed several flavors of linux inside of this application on the Vista Disk. Naturally, I installed Fedora 12 in the Virtual Box and reformatted the Linux drive (160GB + 3GB Boot partition).

Everything was fine and then I rebooted. Now I get a Grub error on boot. "Error 22 : partition not found". I would like to restore the Vista MBR using the Fedora 12 Live cd, but I can't repartition the Vista drive under the live installation.

Also, I extended the Vista partition to include the 3GB previously used for the Fedora Boot Sector. Please Help me!
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have you tried booting up your vista install disk and trying out the rescue option?
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Thank God for afterthoughts! Reinstalled a very small fedora partition with Grub boot loader. Fixed the Boot Record, Now just need to do a BCDedit.exe fix and set Vista's MBR to be the default and remove Fedora again! Really Recommend Sun Microsystems VirtualBox if you want to experiment with Linux, but want to keep yourself from killing your machine. Get it here :
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Originally Posted by aus9 View Post

have you tried booting up your vista install disk and trying out the rescue option?
Can't, unfortunately I'm traveling and don't have my disc with me. Appreciate the help though. Problem was solved with the above post.
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There are several (Linux) liveCDs which would allow you to boot into Vista and fix from there. I always keep a couple handy.
BTW, have a look at EasyBCD.


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