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Old 06-14-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
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Question Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.....grub error


I recently formatted the linux partition from the disk management screen but now i'm getting this screen

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/file name.

How can i delete GRUB from that screen???
 
Old 06-14-2011, 09:05 AM   #2
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Hi!
To get optimal help please post some detail:
1. Windows preinstalled?
2. What version of which Linux did you download?
3. Check md5sum?
4. Burning a CD/ DVD? Burning program? Or creating USB?
5. Booting your computer - you see the version of Grub - 0.97 or 1.9x?
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:53 AM   #3
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Assuming that you have Windows installed, you have to restore the Windows bootloader. Put in your Windows CD/DVD, boot from that and go to the recovery-console.
If you use XP launch this command
Code:
fixmbr
If you use Vista/7 use this command
Code:
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
Now your Windows should boot fine.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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Hi!
To get optimal help please post some detail:
1. Windows preinstalled?
2. What version of which Linux did you download?
3. Check md5sum?
4. Burning a CD/ DVD? Burning program? Or creating USB?
5. Booting your computer - you see the version of Grub - 0.97 or 1.9x?
alfredo
1. yes i currently have windows vista installed on the computer
2. i had installed linux 14 i686 i believe
3. when i type md5sum it says its an unknown command, but i did type in md5crypt and got:

Encrypted: $1$hnq1$SRdVMwfWzkGxSAx1kpXf.1


4. ????
5. the grub version is GNU GRUB version 0.97
 
Old 06-14-2011, 04:51 PM   #5
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Hi!
a) What distribution is Linux 14? Fedora?
Example:
At the moment I'm on PClinuxOS, Terminal output of the command "lsb_release -rd"
Code:
[alfredo@localhost ~]$ lsb_release -rd
Description:    PCLinuxOS
Release:        2010
b) After having downloaded your distribution, you can proof if the downloaded file, e.g. linux.iso, is corrupted:
Code:
md5sum linux.iso
comparing it with the md5sum - normally on the download site.
c) Did you burn an image of your linux.iso?
Or did you make a net installation?
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:59 PM   #6
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i had fedora 14 on a separate partition as an .iso file until i formatted the partition, i tried to get rid of the partition but i couldn't.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 05:00 PM   #7
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The OP stated that he deleted the Linux partition, so I assumed that he wants to get rid of Linux. Therefore I gave the steps to re-install the Windows bootloader.

kacper111, please explain your intentions, so that we can give you the appropriate steps for your problem.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 05:02 PM   #8
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i want to get rid of grub but i can't find the windows installation cd
 
Old 06-14-2011, 05:25 PM   #9
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You can get an evaluation copy of Windows 7 here, this will do the job also.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #10
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will i still have win vista
 
Old 06-14-2011, 06:28 PM   #11
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Yes, if you do the steps posted in post #3 it will only fix the bootloader, it will not touch your installation.
 
Old 06-14-2011, 10:30 PM   #12
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Then you need to look at this.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial148.html
 
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:09 PM   #13
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TobiSGD,
Can i boot of a usb
 
Old 06-16-2011, 05:56 AM   #14
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Yes, that is possible if your hardware is supporting this. I have never done that, but there are plenty of tutorials on the net, like this one, how to put The install DVD on an USB drive.
 
Old 06-16-2011, 06:23 PM   #15
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TobiSGD,

i have somehow booted on to windows, but i have one more question.
how do i get rid of the partition and GRUB v. .97
 
  


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