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Old 06-13-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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Trouble booting after an attempted Linux install


I am new to Linux and I tryed to load it onto one of my hard drives but when I tryed to reboot my pc it said no operating system found. so stupidly I tryed to uninstall the hard drive so it would load windows but now i'm getting a GRUB error message is there any way i can boot linux with the cd and tell it to boot the hard drive with windows on it?
 
Old 06-13-2008, 12:10 PM   #2
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You are going to need to give a bit more detail here. I assume we are talking about multiple drives?

Is Linux on a separate drive as the Windows install you want to boot, or the same one?
 
Old 06-13-2008, 12:19 PM   #3
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I have three drives The one with windows One with my Downloaded Stuff and the one with Ubuntu.
 
Old 06-13-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
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Then it sounds like you just want to restore the bootloader onto the primary drive. Using the XP intall CD's Recovery Console, running the command "fixmbr" should make the machine boot into XP again.
 
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were do i do this fixmbr?
 
Old 06-13-2008, 12:42 PM   #6
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were do i do this fixmbr?
on the xp install disk
 
Old 06-13-2008, 01:11 PM   #7
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when i try that it gives me a grub error instead of going to the windows cd
 
Old 06-13-2008, 01:19 PM   #8
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when i try that it gives me a grub error instead of going to the windows cd
Just change the boot device order on your bios
 
Old 06-13-2008, 01:21 PM   #9
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it says bios is not installed
 
Old 06-13-2008, 03:41 PM   #10
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Any suggestions?
 
Old 06-13-2008, 03:49 PM   #11
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When your computer boots, you get a screen (usually black with white print) and if you watch you will see at the bottom a message saying something like 'press Delete key to enter setup'. It may not be Delete, it could be F2 or any of a number of other keys. Hit the key and you should go into the BIOS and there look for a way to set boot priority, CDRom first. That way you can boot from your XP CD.
 
Old 06-13-2008, 03:57 PM   #12
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it says bios is not installed
O_o

When I say "on your bios" I mean that you need to reboot your computer, in the first screen should say anything like "press Del to enter setup" or "press F10/F12 to enter setup" it depends on your computer vendor.


Look in to the section boot options or something like that.

I hope this could help you
 
Old 06-13-2008, 06:31 PM   #13
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It goes to a screen that asks me if I want to start the recovery and when I choose yes my computer starts makeing a beeping noise over and over again.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 01:19 PM   #14
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Any clues?
 
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Firstly: I took the liberty to rename your thread to give
it a title that carries some meaning. "I need help" really
means nothing; pretty much everyone posting here (apart from
the odd news post and the not so infrequent spammer) needs
help with something - that's why they're posting. So that
title isn't much good.

Secondly: instead of poking about blindly - why don't you
tell us what make and model your computer is? That way you
may get some more targeted support.



Cheers,
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