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Sorry for my typo, it is error 22, i get this errro before the grub menu appears.
what i did was deleat my ubuntu partiotn from computer management (being stupid i didint think of the grub i installed) and now when i turn on my computer i get a error when grub try to find any partions.
Does anyone know if install grub again would it fix the problem?
because i am newb to linux.
plus on the other side why is ubuntu so badddd, i rather have knopix insttalled on my harddrive if it was possibile.
Last edited by mono-factor; 12-22-2008 at 07:30 AM.
do you know any good linux OS that light-weight like knopix?
Well it depends just how light-weight you want the distro to be. If you want a super light-weight distro, you could look at Puppy Linux or Damn Small Linux.
Originally Posted by mono-factor
and thanx im gonna try that out.
can i do this from anyother live cd?
You can do that lilo command from another Live CD if Lilo comes with the Live CD; if the Live CD doesn't have Lilo but you have internet access from that Live CD, you can install the Lilo package first and then run the command.
I would go ahead and install another distro since you plan on doing that anyway, and the distro should install its own boot loader. What happened after you ran the lilo command and rebooted? Still the same Grub error?
I recently had the same problem. Duel booted windows and linux, deleted the partiton, hen got the same grub error 22 and couldnet boot. Tried a bunch of stuff from the forums, when that dident work just started trying stuff, Heres what I did to fix it. Boot from a windows boot disk (you may need to configure the BIOs to boot from cd rom first) then enter the windows recovery console. In the commad prompt just type fixboot (add a drive letter if needed ex fixboot E:, I dident have to though since it booted from my C: drive). This will create a new partition boot sector. It will ask are you sure, say yes and tada thats should do it. hope this helps
As titanium_geek said in the first reply, you should be able to change the boot order so that you can boot from cd/dvd.
When you start the machine you should see a brief prompt to press F1 or Del or something similar to enter setup.
This is the bios setup. Use the arrow keys and look for a menu that specify the boot options. You will be able to set the machine to boot from CD or DVD first, then harddrive in there.
Once thats done you can put in the Ubuntu DVD (the 9.04 is getting some great reviews). Install that in the space where you deleted knoppix. The ubuntu DVD will re-install grub and give you an option to boot windows as well.
I was having this problem too. Seeing as Linux found a way to screw me over, even after being deleted, I thought to myself, "This is probably the most kick ass OS ever," so I reinstalled it, and what do you know? Problem solved. Linux saves computer...again. In any case, just get a boot disk of whatever distro you want and install it again the same way you did the first time. You might need to open the boot menu when your computer starts up (mash f12 at the Dell logo) and scroll to the second option, boot from optical drive I believe it is. Hope this helped.