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Old 07-13-2007, 09:49 AM   #1
Jrkeller27
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Grub Booting Problems


I recently decided to remove mepis from my laptop for various reasons. To do this is a booted up the latest gparted live cd and erased the two partitions (the os and swap iirc). I then resized my Windows partition.

However, now when I boot up the notebook it still tries to load grub, but seeing as GRUB is not longer there/needed (i think?) it displays error 22.

I can boot into windows by first booting up gparted live cd then from that menu booting first partition on primary hd, but this is a hassle, and I do not know how to remove GRUB from the boot load sequence.

Any help doing this would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 07-13-2007, 10:02 AM   #2
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When you removed the Linux partition, you took away GRUB's "home" folder: /boot/grub
However, GRUB is still in the MBR.

To restore the Windows bootloader, boot up from the Windows install CD--rescue mode--and do "fixmbr"
 
Old 07-13-2007, 10:04 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Jrkeller27
I recently decided to remove mepis from my laptop...now when I boot up the notebook it still tries to load grub, but seeing as GRUB is not longer there/needed (i think?) it displays error 22.

I can boot into windows by first booting up gparted live cd then from that menu booting first partition on primary hd, but this is a hassle, and I do not know how to remove GRUB from the boot load sequence.

Any help doing this would be greatly appreciated.
If you have your Windows install CD, see if you can boot off it and select "fixmbr" or the "repair" option. Some OEM WinXP CDs (Sony in my case) may not have the repair or fixmbr option, offering a complete reinstall of Windows instead. In that case you can reinstall or try to hack and edit your mbr.

Back up your important data first, no matter what you do.
 
  


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