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Old 02-14-2007, 02:56 PM   #1
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can you repair grub over network?

i have a laptop with no cdrom drive and no floppy drive just usb ports (which if i understand correctly can not be booted from). i accedently deleted my swap partition along with the linux drive with my partition magic, last night after a few to many drinks. so now i am at work tying to use my laptop and when i turn on my laptop it just comes up with:


GNU GRUB version 0.97 (638K lower / 1439680K upper memory)

[Minimal BASH- like editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename.]


is there anyway to fix this over my network? i had a dual boot system with windows xp and fedora 5 or 6 i dont remember. we installed it all over the network when i was going to school. but that was a long time ago and i have no idea how to do it now. but is there anyway i can fix this boot up with out lossing all of my stuff? please help
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You can boot windows via the grub command line like:

Not possible to fix the problem via network unless you could boot via PXE like a thin client. This requires setting up a linux terminal server. I am not sure if recreating the partitions via PM that your data will again be accessible.

The brute force repair would be to remove the drive and connect to a desktop PC. I know recreating the partitions in linux fdisk will work if you knew the exact parameters ie. start / stop block.


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