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Old 09-06-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
ArminBeganovic
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Gnu GRUB version 0.97 on boot.


When I start my Acer Aspire One, I get the following message:

Gnu GRUB verion 0.97 (639K lower / 1034712K upper memory)

[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. ]

I had installed Fedora 10 on a 3rd partition. Since I did not know how to uninstall Fedora, I used "Norton Partition Magic" in windows xp, and I simply deleted the partition, and used the unallocated space to make a new Ext3 partition called L:.

After I did this, I found my USB memory stick, which I had made bootable when I had installed fedora. I tried to boot from it again to install Ubuntu on L:, and thats where the Gnu GRUB came in the picture.

How can I get pass this, and enter windows again?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 09:42 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ ArminBeganovic

Mmmm.. this means there is no menu.lst where it should be..

did you delete the menu.lst for the bootable partition?

you deleted the boot folder in fed11 partition?

does your usb use grub or syslinux?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 09:49 AM   #3
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did you delete the menu.lst for the bootable partition?

Yes, I deleted everything.

you deleted the boot folder in fed11 partition?

I think so, yes.

does your usb use grub or syslinux?

Now that I come to think of it, I did delete some folders on the usb.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 09:58 AM   #4
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Rut-roh!

LOL
sounds like your menu.lst has been deleted

can you make another one?

I might have a fed11 menu.lst somewhere...I'll go look...
 
Old 09-06-2009, 10:00 AM   #5
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Rofl, but what should I do with it?

Yeah, I just looked. There is nothing on the usb now. I guess I deleted the wrong folder.

Last edited by ArminBeganovic; 09-06-2009 at 10:10 AM.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 10:13 AM   #6
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LOL
Um....

Errrr...

Well, grub is still installed, so now you just need a boot folder with a grub folder inside
with grub stuff in it and a menu.lst...

you got a fed11 livecd?
running from livecd/usb:
you can become root

Code:
su
Code:
mkdir -p /media/disk/boot/grub

cp -a /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/* /media/disk/boot/grub/
thats assuming usb or hd is /media/disk
it could be /mnt/sda1 or whatever

but, your still gonna need a menu.lst....

I found my lxde remix menu.lst

Code:
default 0
timeout 15

color red/black cyan/black

title LXDE Fedora Remix (2.6.29.6-213.fc11.i586)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29.6-213.fc11.i586 ro root=UUID=05908d15-491e-44e5-b020-a1150a42304c rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.29.6-213.fc11.i586.img
title LXDE Fedora Remix (2.6.29.5-191.fc11.i586)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29.5-191.fc11.i586 ro root=UUID=05908d15-491e-44e5-b020-a1150a42304c rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.29.5-191.fc11.i586.img
title LXDE (2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586 ro root=UUID=05908d15-491e-44e5-b020-a1150a42304c rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586.img
you will have to adjust that for your setup
specifically the kernel/initrd suffix's

Code:
-2.6.29.6-213.fc11.i586
to whatever your is/was

and you gotta put your UUID numbers

Code:
root=UUID=?
to find out, have partition or usb mounted and become root
su

and do

Code:
blkid
thats B L K I D

that will output the UUID numbers
dont use the qoutes around the numbers

did I miss anything?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 10:24 AM   #7
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Erm, I don't think I can do this. All my important documents are saved on the net, so is there any way I can just format the disk and start from scratch by installing xp again?

Edit: found it. Formating drive now.

Last edited by ArminBeganovic; 09-06-2009 at 10:54 AM.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 10:54 AM   #8
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why dont you just try it?? after all linus72 has tried too much for you().. if u were to format it you might have done it simply.

Last edited by mobinskariya; 09-06-2009 at 10:57 AM.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 11:01 AM   #9
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Erm, I guess I'm too newb. I tried it out, but no luck. And yeah, I really appreciate his help, but as I said I'm just too newb Rofl!
 
Old 09-06-2009, 11:04 AM   #10
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yeah
dont give up yet

you got a livecd of fed11?

or what?

if, so, just reinstall
 
Old 09-06-2009, 05:54 PM   #11
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You had Fedora on your 3rd partition, what was on your first and second partitions? I assume xp was on one. Were you using Grub from Fedora to boot? If you used Fedora Grub to boot and deleted the Fedora partition, you deleted the majority of the Grub bootloader files and will have to replace them. What exactly do you want to do and how does the memory stick fit into this?

Do you have a Live CD, run the "fdisk -l" command as root and post this partition information.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 03:24 AM   #12
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As Linus72 pointed out, why not just start ubuntu installation from its live CD, which u must be having... u did mention u were trying to install ubuntu...

It will reinstall the bootloader, as part of installation and even detect your windows installation...

If using linux or GRUB is your problem or or if you dont have a Live CD....
just use the XP CD in its rescue mode n use the fixmbr command. This should get your windows running... Then you can start with the linux installation as usual....
 
  


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