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Old 08-31-2010, 12:27 PM   #1
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[unbuntu HELP]GRUB- error: no such partition

Hello, I am new here and I had this problem,
GRUB- error: no such partition
first I tryed to remove the unbutu because it was giving many errors messages, and I couldn't`t use my computer well

when I type

sudo fdisk -1 in terminal
Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK     Change partition table
       fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK  List partition table(s)
       fdisk -s PARTITION           Give partition size(s) in blocks
       fdisk -v                     Give fdisk version
Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
-u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
-b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors
so, what should I do


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Old 08-31-2010, 12:48 PM   #2
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It seems that grub on your machine is screwed, follow steps mentioned on below link and it will help you repairing the grub.

for fdisk command issue:

use "fdisk -l" where is "l" is small l alphabet not number 1 and it should display the partitions on disks available on your machine.

Old 08-31-2010, 12:56 PM   #3
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'fdisk -1' is an understandable mistake and will return errors. Substitute 'fdisk -l' without the quotes. You have used the numeral one instead of the letter L in lower case, the denotation can be confusing at first. Try again and post the results. Alternatively, (with the bios set at boot from cd first , boot a live cd and choose 'boot from first hard drive' if that is the first partition/drive.

Old 08-31-2010, 01:49 PM   #4
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thanks for help me
fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x06a806a7

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System

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Old 08-31-2010, 09:17 PM   #5
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If you have posted the complete output of the fdisk -l command, then you have no operating system or partitions on your disk, a blank disk.

In your initial post you indicate you removed ubuntu partition due to problems. When you did this, you removed almost all of the Grur boot files necessary to boot the computer which were on the Ubuntu partition.


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