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Old 12-22-2008, 06:27 AM   #16
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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.

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Old 12-22-2008, 06:37 AM   #17
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Since you deleted Ubuntu, I assume you only have Windows on that HDD? If so, you can restore a Windows MBR by booting the Windows XP Install CD, go to the "recovery console" and run:
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fixmbr
Or if you have a Vista Install CD, do:
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bootrec /fixmbr
Or if you don't have either of those CDs, you can do it from the Ubuntu Live CD by doing:
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sudo lilo -M  /dev/sda mbr
That will install a Windows equivalent MBR to drive sda. Let me know how it goes.
 
Old 12-22-2008, 06:56 AM   #18
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do you know any good linux OS that light-weight like knopix?

and thanx im gonna try that out.
can i do this from anyother live cd?

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Old 12-22-2008, 07:13 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mono-factor View Post
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.
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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.
 
Old 12-22-2008, 07:44 AM   #20
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Hi did wha you told me, i think i have that lilo thing since it didnt state it is a unreconisable command (im sorry for my stupidity T_T); i did that command and it didnt work.

I do want a linux OS, do you think if i installed disro it may solve the problem or should i install another grub?

how is kubuntu, is that realativly heavy?

(i bet you know im a window user ^_^)

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Old 12-22-2008, 07:53 AM   #21
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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?
 
Old 12-22-2008, 08:13 AM   #22
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Yeah still got that same error

But im still thankfull for your help ^_^

this may sound stupid but can you show me where to find one with no broken links please?
 
Old 12-22-2008, 08:17 AM   #23
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What do you mean broken links? What links are you referring to?
 
Old 05-07-2009, 08:04 AM   #24
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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
 
Old 05-07-2009, 08:48 AM   #25
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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.

Mons

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Old 06-26-2009, 09:39 PM   #26
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Talking Tutorial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSQqyIvIMwY
 
Old 06-27-2009, 03:29 AM   #27
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Two problems:

1. That video does not seem relevant to the discussion in this thread---and the author speaks so poorly it is very hard to understand.

2. You are reviving an old thread.
 
Old 07-07-2009, 10:11 AM   #28
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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.
 
Old 07-07-2009, 11:07 AM   #29
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Ohh forget all these ... take windows cd and reinstall the Windows operating system. While new installation make sure don't delete your data choose the partition accordingly.

I am saying this as you are not comfortable with linux so handle this situation in which you are best. So resolve the issue with Windows.

Thanks a lot
 
Old 07-09-2009, 01:20 AM   #30
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Old thread, last reply not helpful, OP long gone.....

Yep---time to close.
 
  


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