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Old 02-24-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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Deleted Fedora 10 with GParted and can't boot other partitions

I installed Fedora 10 KDE the other day to see if I liked it. I installed it as a seperate partition along with my WindowsXP and Ubuntu. After a little while I realized I didn't need the switch from Ubuntu. I used GParted and removed the fedora partion and a partition that was named "boot" which was not there before I installed Fedora. I'm assuming that right there is the cause of my problem -_-. Anyway, the original boot menu that appeared before my Fedora escapade does not appear anymore. Instead this shows up:

[Minimal BASH - Like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible completions at a device/filename.]


I have no clue what to do. I'm running off the Ubuntu disk right now and I see that my two drives are still there and I can access my Ubuntu partition. If anyone can give me a way to retrieve my old boot menu or a command to boot from grub that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for any and all help.
Old 02-24-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
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Look below in my signature at "Saikee's Grub Booting Tips". It'll help you boot your old systems and then you can create a new menu.lst.
Old 02-24-2009, 05:43 PM   #3
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At that prompt enter (possible output and comments in bold):
find /boot/grub/stage1
find /boot/grub/stage1
root (hd0,1)
root (hd0,1)
 Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
setup (hd0)

and reboot.
Here's an example from my laptop [where (hd1) is not booted directly, so installing GRUB on it is just an exercise.]
    GNU GRUB  version 0.97  (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)

 [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.  For the first word, TAB
   lists possible command completions.  Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
   completions of a device/filename.]
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
find /boot/grub/stage1
grub> find /grub/stage1
find /grub/stage1
grub> root (hd1,0)
root (hd1,0)
 Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
grub> setup (hd1)
setup (hd1)
 Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... no
 Checking if "/grub/stage1" exists... yes
 Checking if "/grub/stage2" exists... yes
 Checking if "/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
 Running "embed /grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd1)"...  23 sectors are embedded.
 Running "install /grub/stage1 (hd1) (hd1)1+23 p (hd1,0)/grub/stage2 /grub/grub.conf"... succeeded

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