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Old 12-01-2011, 10:11 AM   #1
stelised
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Error: No Such Partition


i deleted the linux partition from Diskmgmt.msc under windows vista, and forgot to reset the boot tables,
now when i try to boot to disc it keeps replying with

error: No such partition.
grub rescue>

my system didn't come with a recovery disc
and is on a separate partition on the HDD
and when i hit F10 to try to load it i also get
error:no such partition.
grub rescue>

ls replies with
(hd0) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1)

and

Set replies with

Grub rescue> set
prefix=(hd0,msdos5)/boot/grub
Root=hd0,msdos5
Grub rescue>

I'm at a loss as to what to do from here as I can't boot to disc with this fancy error
can't load in to recovery partition to load, can't boot from a live ubuntu 11.10 disc and above can't boot from HDD.

ubuntu was installed using unetbootin don't know if that helps at all.


i paged through the existing fourms and still coundnt find a fix. so i decided to make a new post.

Last edited by stelised; 12-01-2011 at 10:30 AM.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
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So assuming you want to remove linux and only have windows on the pc, boot on a windows install cd, enter repair mode and fix the MBR.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 04:16 PM   #3
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1.Use Windows Vista CD/DVD to boot and then start the setup.
2.Setup will automatically detect Current Windows Vista installation and then you can choose repair option and this way your system's MBR will be re-written with the correct entires.

-Sandy
 
Old 12-03-2011, 07:15 PM   #4
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have you tried http://www.supergrubdisk.org/!?
it's a great tool to fix problem with grub and/or mbr...

hope this helps..

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