GRUB: unable to boot netbook with USB/SD card
I desperately need help. I have an unbranded netbook (N270, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, no disk drive).
This netbook had a strange, unusable Linux installation, which did not allow any possibility to modify anything on the machine. I could not even use F2 to get into the BIOS. F2 was the only key I could use to get a boot device option.
I wanted to wipe off that Linux installation and install Windows 7 (reading some instruction from the net, using USB drive or SD card). I have done a similar installation on another netbook and it worked OK.
On this machine though, I could only see "GRUB" when I tried to boot using USB or SD card.
Later, I used UNetBootIn on SD card to load Ubuntu LiveCD. This time it worked and I though of installing Ubuntu on this machine instead of Windows7. I chose to use the entire HDD, therby, wiping the old original Linux installation. The installation went well and I wanted to start Ubuntu from the HDD. But it only ended up in a "C" with a blinking cursor. Laterwhen I tried to boot from the same UNetBootIn SD card, all I get is a "GRUB" with nothing else. The same happens when I try to boot from the USB drive with the Windows 7.
I need help urgently, as I feel, I am left with no bootable OS on the netbook, no way to get into the BIOS, no possibility to boot from USB or SD card.
USB cd drive, usb cord, windows cd.
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