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Old 03-22-2004, 03:42 PM   #1
randyriver10
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GRUB is totally messed up! is blaster to blame


Everytime i put Windows XP on my computer, the instant I connect to the internet 60 second coutdown to demise....anyways I gave up on fixing windows for the night and went on linux and didnt modify anythign about linux I went to Microsoft.com on it I was gonna get the RPC fix but instead I went to watch Whats the worst taht could happen on TBS, I come home after school start er up and tell it boot XP up, black screen nothing happens, i restarted it and grub command line comes up....i press tab and none of my options are there...

I run the rescue tool on Mandrake Linux 9.0 and 9.2 (I havea mixed distro, the kernel and system stuff of 9.2, the gui of 9.0) both say it died at....something i forget but its not important


PLEASE <B>DO NOT</B> GIMME A LINK to the removal tool of the blaster virus I will rid of it myself....and dont tell me to get rid of it first then try ti again....and im not gonna reinstall mandrake again!


Help is appreciated EYO!
 
Old 03-22-2004, 03:52 PM   #2
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I would create a boot/root diskette set available to Slackware users if your rescue utility is dead, and hopefully after the root disk, you can mount your drive and fix.

n00b definition[diskette]=A; or a floppy disk,3 and 1 quarter.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 05:00 PM   #3
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I have no floppy drive! this computre is an old piece of shit!
 
Old 03-22-2004, 06:05 PM   #4
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Okay, first off, I am a NewB, but hey any help is help, right?

Anyway, the only thought that came to mind when I read about your issue is, can you reach a command line interface where you can enter linux commands? If you can, then you may be able to manually repair the problem.

I *HIGHLY* doubt that it has anything to do with the Blaster virus because Blaster affects the RPC overflow in a Windows system that hasn't been updated. It should not have any effect on a Linux system because the networking works totally differently (as you very likely know, I know ... I just like to see myself type).

One other thought I had was .... maybe boot up using a Mandrake (or other distro) live CD. You know, like MandrakeMove. That would give you access to the computer with a fully functional interface that you could mount the drives with and browse the system.

Good luck!
 
Old 03-22-2004, 06:17 PM   #5
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nope

yeah i can get to a command line thru the recue CDS, but i got dial-up and getting mandrake move would be too hard, but how am i suppose to edit my grub.conf file if there is no editing tool....vi and emacs arent available at the rescue gui to my knowledge


I just killed blaster with a little regedit work!still nothing!
 
Old 03-22-2004, 06:21 PM   #6
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and i also restored my windows boot loader
 
Old 03-22-2004, 06:28 PM   #7
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Yea the blaster virus isn't really that scary. The only real issue is that there are so many copycats out there that registry editing can sometimes miss things with 'new' names.

Anyway, I am going to think on your problem while I repartition my drives.
 
  


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