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Old 03-25-2004, 07:54 PM   #1
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Exclamation emergency, deleted linux partition by mistake


I need help, i was deleting the partition where i had installed redhat so i can re-install it again. now grub wont load either xp or redhat? here is the message im getting

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

please im desperate! anyone who knows how to solve this problem or can guide me how to load winxp again,

i had a dual boot, two separate drives, xp in A redhat in B
 
Old 03-25-2004, 07:57 PM   #2
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oh shit you really screwed up now.

The only thing I know of is to remove your entry for linux in grub.conf firs or 1st.boot whatever it is, rerunning grub or reinsstalling.
and,

never mind if you deleted the partition, boot the install CD and reinstall, grub or lilo will pickup the new linux install and the existing win install and rewrite the mbr.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 07:59 PM   #3
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Can you boot off either your XP or Red Hat cd? If so a complete reinstall is
probably the best way... at least its what I would do.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:12 PM   #4
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i tried booting with redhat installation cd, but it wont do anything. is there a command that i can type on the grub prompt that will allow me to boot xp? all i want to do is load xp, finish deleting redhat then re-install it on drive B as it once was
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:34 PM   #5
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Use the XP install CD and boot to recovery mode. Run the utility fixmbr.

You should now be able to boot windows.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:39 PM   #6
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Angry

i tried using the install xp cd, but it wont do anything, all i get is the grub prompt window, im an idiot
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:51 PM   #7
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Sounds like your bios is set to boot from hard drive first. Hit <del> <f12> or whatever it is you need to on bootup and make sure CD-ROM is above hard drive in the boot list. Then you should be able to boot from CD,
 
Old 03-25-2004, 09:09 PM   #8
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so far, im able to get to the recovery window using my windows xp cd. here is my next problem, is asking for the administrator password, and for some reason it does not recognize the password im inputting. is there a way to bypass the password screen so i can log in to xp? thanks in advance
 
Old 03-25-2004, 09:46 PM   #9
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Most people don't put a password there,so leave it blank and pray,david
 
Old 03-25-2004, 10:05 PM   #10
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is not working, any other advise that can fix this problem?
as i said before,i have two separate hard drives, in drive A i have xp , in drive B i have redhat 9. can i disable drive B by cutting the power to the drive, would that solve the problem and allow me to load xp ?
 
Old 03-26-2004, 02:59 AM   #11
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Ever tried to use live cd or knoppix ??

I've had problems with XP boot CD like that also
strange password --> I can't put in my password
I don't know how to bypass it

1.Well try to use knoppix or what, maybe you can install grub or lilo
off course with the correct setting on your hdd(go to windows)

2.Why don't you try other boot managers that fit on disks or whatever bootable
(google)

3.Does XP have emergency boot disks??
If it does, get yourself XP boot disks from other PCs (your friends)
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:40 AM   #12
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thanks to everyone that answered my question. i fixed the problem
 
  


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