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Old 09-13-2004, 05:25 PM   #1
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Big Grub problem...maybe bad hard drive?!


I'm a new to linux and I had fedora installed with window xp, dual boot. I turned my computer off for about 3 hour (mistake..heh) and now it goes into grub command prompt.

I searched the forums and found some stuff to try:

at the Grub>

I typed rootnoverify (hd<tab>,<tab>) and got:
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
partition 1 says it error 18 selected cylinder exceeds maxumum supported by bios. so i tried partition 0 and it seems to do something

then i typed chainloader + 1

then i typed :

after gets disk error occurred hit ctrl alt del to reboot.

HELP...i need to get into windows xp to finish some clients work...

Thanks for reading!

Old 09-13-2004, 06:14 PM   #2
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Do a fresh install of grub.

If i remember correctly, boot off the fedora install cd. then enter "linux rescue" to get to rescue mode.

Then do "grub-install", and that should restore grub for you....
Old 09-13-2004, 06:53 PM   #3
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Distribution: fedora core 8, suse 10.3, ubuntu 7.10, kamikaze 7.09
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Look at post nr 3 and 4 at the following link
Old 09-13-2004, 06:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for all your help! I tried all different things, but i did one last thing that worked...I put a boot disk in and it went right to the normal grub loader?? Im not sure what did it..but thanks for all your help.



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