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Old 08-04-2004, 12:08 AM   #1
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grub win/linux problem


hi

i think i made a very stupid mistake.

here is how my hdd's are setup:

80 gig hdd - has windows
200 gig hdd - is partitioned in half so i have 100 and 100 virtual drives

the first half of the 200 gig drive was ntfs, and the other half had redhat linux on it

i decided to remove redhat so i can have more space for windows
so i used partition magic on windows to format that part of the hdd

when i restarted my computer i get a grub prompt:

grub>

i dont really know what to do from here...

how can i get a boot thing on there?

oh, the other day i screwed up the floppy drive lol

thanks for the help
 
Old 08-04-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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try this


boot from CD and go to rescue mode and
type "grub-install /dev/hda" at prompt

and please check the syntax by typing grub-install help at prompt.


Regards,
Akshat
 
Old 08-04-2004, 02:34 AM   #3
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hi,
have you formatted all the linux partitions using Partition Magic. Because when ur system boots it searches for grub.conf file and from there the path to image file ia taken which is under /boot. Just check this out.
dawood
 
Old 08-04-2004, 02:40 AM   #4
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yes i have formatted the whole linux partition using partition magic

is there a way to have my system search for window's boot.ini rather than grub.conf?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 02:41 AM   #5
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boot using windows xp/2000 CD and press 'R' during the setup to start the recovery console.
u will see the recovery console after pressing R

type FIXMBR
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:11 AM   #6
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ah thanks liinux that worked perfectly
 
Old 08-04-2004, 04:27 AM   #7
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bah, i thought that worked perfectly... but windows doesnt boot.. i just restarts

lol i guess this is a windows problem now
 
  


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