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Old 10-23-2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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Error 22 and unable to use boot CDs


Hi, I was trying to delete Ububtu off my system today and used gparter to do it, I don't think i did it the proper way so now I have Error 22 popping up everytime I try boot up.
This was a clean system with only Ubuntu installed on it, I'm trying to install Win7 but the boot disc won't recognise I also tried with the origonal Ubuntu disc I booted with the first time that won't boot either.
I have also tried rearranging the boot priorities to the cd-drive and cd, I've also removed the harddrive from the boot entirly but to no avail, I read some info about booting from Gstarter or Supergrub but I can't burn a cd till tomorrow, I'd appreciate any help you can give me before I try that thanks
 
Old 10-23-2009, 03:37 PM   #2
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Anyone?
 
Old 10-23-2009, 03:42 PM   #3
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How did you use Gparted?
did you just delete the partition?
if so, you must now format the partition

do you have a usb available?
and a internet connection?

do you have a spare PC that you can boot a LiveCD from?
 
Old 10-23-2009, 04:13 PM   #4
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How did you use Gparted?
did you just delete the partition?
if so, you must now format the partition

do you have a usb available?
and a internet connection?

do you have a spare PC that you can boot a LiveCD from?
Yes, yes, yes and yes!

Whats the process here then to format it?

Thanks for the responce!

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Old 10-23-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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well
a LiveCD is like Ubuntu-9.04
which runs as "live" or it can install to HD
isn't that what you used to install Ubuntu?
or did you install Ubuntu into windows?
or did you use Wubi?

Is Ubuntu the only distro you've tried?
why do you wanna delete it?

a good LiveCD will have all the tools you need
um...

since your comfy with Ubuntu, maybe use the cd you installed with?

using Gparted LiveCD maybe a good idea?
Personanly I like PartedMagic,
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

http://partedmagic.com/

I made a few livecd's(hint multidistro.com)
the newest of which is ThorsHammer
http://multidistro.com/fluxboxp/fluxboxp.html

download link & info
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...08#post3664408

the process to format the hardrive, using Gparted, just right-click on the line that represents the drive or partition and select "format to..."

you can also format it thru the command line

how much experience do you have with Linux??
 
Old 10-23-2009, 04:48 PM   #6
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Yeah I know what a liveCD is now (thanks google), yeah I installed using the Live Ubuntu CD which I still have however it doesn't want to boot/load etc, even when I change the boot order to give the cd-rom priority, it just doesn't seem to recognise it.
I am going to try a gparter boot disc tomorrow and supergrub but i need to get some CDs to write them to which I'm doing tomorrow, thing is if my Ubuntu liveCD won't work then I'm not sure why one of these ones you've linked me will.
Do they also work on a USB? becuase I have a USB stick that I could use if you can.

I've got about 2 weeks experience with Linux so not much really, like I said i was trying to delete Ubuntu so I could load Win7 onto my PC I obviously have done it the wrong (and stupid) way, the only reason I'm trying to load with ubuntu is so I can uninstal it properly and then hopefully I can then install Win7.
Thanks for the continued help!
 
Old 10-23-2009, 04:57 PM   #7
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well
bad news: I have no idea how deleting the drive partitions would affect a LiveCD's bootability?

it should boot whther theres a drive or no.

uhh, yes USB is much better than CD anyway
it'll boot faster and on most distro's
you can run persistent(i.e. save settings and changes)
like a installed system.

assuming your usb is fat32?
you can put many distros there depending on size of usb
how big is it?

a nice small distro with gparted, firefox and flash10 is browserlinux-353
http://www.browserlinux.com/

as it says there, you can install to usb using Unetbootin
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

now, I can trick out that usb to boot many many toolkit distros(rescue,etc)
with a great graphical boot menu too
http://multidistro.com/hammer/fluxboxp.html

I made ThorsHammer to be able to boot from usb with no probs
all you gotta do is copy the iso contents to usb
set bootflag with gparted
and install syslinux to usb
Unetbootin can do almost all of this
try browserlinux with unetbootin and see if it boots

can your PC boot from usb?
if not, we can fix that too

EDIT:ThorsHammer has browserlinux remaster named "RescuePup"
as both are Puppy-4.12

Last edited by linus72; 10-23-2009 at 04:58 PM.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 05:38 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help, got it running, my disc drive had stopped working so I had to swap it obvious really but someone had to point it out to me sods law it would happen on the day I was changing OP, thanks for all the help!
 
  


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