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Old 04-26-2004, 11:50 PM   #1
Ckret_01
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Angry removing GRUB


Well, I am selling one of my PC to a friend that doesnt want dual booted RH 9.0 and Win 2000Pro.

So I inserted my Win2k CD and went to fix the mbr. It said it was going to reboot after it was completed.

It rebooted and I get
"GRUB version 0.93 (639K lower / 104596k upper memory)
[Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB list possible command completions. Anywhere els TAB list possible completions of a device/filename]
grub>_
"

oh o..what happened?
 
Old 04-27-2004, 01:22 AM   #2
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Are they installed in separate harddrives? If possible try booting with a dos/win98 bootdisk and use 'fdisk /mbr'
 
Old 04-27-2004, 06:49 AM   #3
fahim
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u have removed the boot loader image from the hda0 (probabbly) where u installed the windows. i will let u know the commands to boot the machine.it something like
>root(hda0,1)
>chainloader +1
try this I wiill let u know if it doesn't work
Hope good luck

Last edited by fahim; 04-27-2004 at 06:52 AM.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 04:06 PM   #4
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Have a similar problem w/ a laptop with Windows 2K and GRUB.
Win2K installed after Linux, and Win2K keeps rewriting MBR
w/ "MBR" message. Then used linux's fdisk w/ option a to change
bootable partition away from Win2K partition.

Even tried using Knoppix bootable CD to delete and re-copy all GRUB files.
Still get "root>" prompt as you do.
Maybe using tomsrtbt boot disk and putting on LILO will help (do NOT want Win2K as default in MBR!)
 
  


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