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Old 05-31-2010, 10:49 AM   #1
Mr.Bean
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Cannot install Grub,unable to boot windows 7


Hello dear Linux users,

Two days ago i turned on my pc and suddenly there was a message:"Minimal Bash-like line editing is supported.For the first word,TAB lists possible command completions.Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename.ESC any time exists...

When i googled this message it came out that this has got to do with linux (i have never used linux and i formated my disc once or twice since i bought it so i found it very strange that this problem is related to linux).Anyway,i found out that grub is the problem and that it isnt a big deal to solve it.I downloaded Ubuntu,booted it from the cd and followed the instructions...I typed in grub (in the terminal) and it told me to download it so i typed in "get-apt grub install" or something like that and it all went well,i was now in the grub directory.Then i typed " find /boot/grub/stage1" and it told me that the file was not found.

I have tried everything,i have downloaded the super rescue cd the fix the problem but i have still the same problem....

Please help,i just want to boot windows 7 again

Thanks
 
Old 05-31-2010, 10:59 AM   #2
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If you really just want Windows, then just boot up from your install (or maybe rescue?) disk and go into the recovery console and enter "fixmbr".
(This is the traditional Windows fix---if it does not work on Win 7, then Google will find the equivalent.)

A better solution would be to install Ubuntu--it will automatically detect the Windows install and set up dual-boot for you.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 05:46 AM   #3
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I googled the equivalent like you said and fixed the problem.Thank you so much
 
  


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