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Old 01-30-2007, 05:38 AM   #1
pazz33
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Question Removing Debian 2.2, Grub, Starting Fresh...


Greetings,

Looking to wipe everything off my hard drive, debian 2.2 and grub, and start fresh.

The Issue,

I am booting to the cd getting the "searching for boot record from cdrom...not found".

"booting HD1/_" (hang)

I am familiar with ranish if need be.

amibios 1996
x86 266 mhz 8 gig hd

Any input or feedback is apppreciated, :-D

Cheers
 
Old 01-30-2007, 05:41 AM   #2
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1. You have the wrong CD inserted?
2. The CD is corrupt?
3. You hardware is broken?

So which CD are you talking about?
You don't need Ranish for this.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 06:26 AM   #3
pazz33
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Smile

booted to this cd previously and installed
debian 2.2, grub

can boot to dos and dir


may just swap the drive out ;-)
 
Old 01-30-2007, 07:01 AM   #4
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your message too terse
note: prev. booting of cd not indicative
better help with fuller message
 
Old 01-30-2007, 07:09 AM   #5
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Then just use the Dos floppy

(1) fdisk /mbr will nuke the Grub in mbr

(2) Run Dos's "fdisk" to delete all the partitions. Earlier Dos may refuse to touch non-dos partition but you can always use a Linux Live CD's "fdisk" or "cfdisk" to deletion the hard disk partitions.
 
  


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