[SOLVED] GRUB is messed & boot problems with BIOS.
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I have problems with my HP Compaq NX9030.
Yesterday, it was okay, but today when I restarted it, it didn't work!
I had a working dual boot, with Windows XP, and Arch Linux. It loaded those with GRUB.
But today, when I put my computer on, the GRUB was messed, there wasn't anymore choices for Windows XP or Arch Linux. There reads something "GNU Grub 0.97" and something of upper and lower memory things and some text. How can I fix this problem? Can I use some commands?
My computer has CD-Rom -drive but it's broken, so I cannot boot anything from CD. Also, there IS a choice for USB Boot in the BIOS, but I haven't never got it boot from the USB. The bios regonizes the USB Drive, but it doesn't boot from there? You can't choose that do you boot from Hard Drive, or USB Drive, even when USB is connected. My laptop doesn't have floppy drive.
So, how can I fix the computer with some command or something, or how can I install Arch Linux or something else Linux in it back???
GNU GRUB version 0.97 (638K lower / 489344K 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. ]
What does this mean? How can I boot to Arch Linux or Windows XP?
I don't know how to use the commands :S
To boot from USB flash drive, you must set a boot flag (you can do that e.g. with GParted).
On some computers you must change boot options until you see the exact name of your flash drive and save (e.g. with function key F10).
If you want info about Grub legacy (v. 0.97): http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p15.html