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aknntharnld 12-04-2009 07:52 AM

tried to delete linux partition. restart grub loading stagel1.5. grub loading, please
 
I tried to delete linux partition. restarted and got grub loading stagel1.5 grub loading, please wait error 22. I use a wireless keyboard. will not let me use any keys such f12 . will open cd. will not read any disk in cd. what do I have to do to fix problem. was trying to take linux off and also windows xp to install a different distr.

pixellany 12-04-2009 08:00 AM

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I tried to delete linux partition. restarted and got grub loading stagel1.5 grub loading, please wait error 22.
GRUB keeps its configuration file in /boot/grub---if you delete the linux partition containing /boot, then GRUB cannot operate.

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I use a wireless keyboard. will not let me use any keys such f12 .
Get a different keyboard

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will open cd. will not read any disk in cd. what do I have to do to fix problem.
Do you mean it will not boot from CD? Did it previously?

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was trying to take linux off and also windows xp to install a different distr.
If you are installing another version of Linux, it willl take care of GRUB as part of the installation.

ronlau9 12-04-2009 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by aknntharnld (Post 3779644)
I tried to delete linux partition. restarted and got grub loading stagel1.5 grub loading, please wait error 22. I use a wireless keyboard. will not let me use any keys such f12 . will open cd. will not read any disk in cd. what do I have to do to fix problem. was trying to take linux off and also windows xp to install a different distr.

If you delete a linux partition from where you normally boot than that is what you get.
Most computer allow you to put a cd in cd drive when it wakes up pushing the button by the cd drive.
And than you can insert a cd in the drive.
Also be sure that you're cd drive is the first boot device .
Check you're BIOS settings if the cd will not boot

bret381 12-04-2009 08:12 AM

as stated by ron.. make sure that your bios allows you to boot from cd.

then put your windows cd in & reboot, go to the recovery console and type fixmbr and press enter
reboot

aknntharnld 12-04-2009 08:32 AM

Cd was not first boot when I deleted partition. cd drive will open. will not read from cd on startup.keyboaRD WILL NOT WORK ON STARTUP. CANNOT GET INTO BIOS! HELP!

bret381 12-04-2009 08:43 AM

As pixellany said earlier.... Use another keyboard

aknntharnld 12-04-2009 08:53 AM

tried another wireless keyboard. no luck. Would maybe a wired keyboard work to get into bios?

bret381 12-04-2009 08:57 AM

yes

pixellany 12-04-2009 06:51 PM

I am sitting in front of a 6-year-old Athlon system which won't recognize a USB keyboard on startup. It therefore has two keyboards: My newer USB + an ancient MS keyboard stuck under the monitor---only used if I need to configure th BIOS or select something in the GRUB menu. (Hey, Microsoft products are good for something....;))


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