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Old 11-30-2001, 12:07 PM   #1
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Angry Deleted partitions, stuck in grub

I have recently installed Linux Mandrake 7.1 on a new computer i recieved, just to test it out before I put it on another computer. After I was through checking it out, I had intended to delete Mandrake, and install Win 98. I made a 98 boot disk and put the win 98 fdisk and format on it, treating this format like any other partitioning job i had done in the past. I booted from the win98 bootdisk, ran fdisk, and deleted the two partitions there (that had automaticall been created when i installed Mandrake). I then rebooted, intending to partition and format again from scratch. However, now the computer comes up in "Grub", and doesn't even recognize a boot disk, win98 or Linux. I am totally lost. I have tried various commands, but they all seem to fail due to "partition does not exist" or the like. I am lost and frustrated. How can i boot from a boot disk when it oonly comes ub in grub?

Thanks for any help you can provide,
the n00bster
Old 11-30-2001, 01:31 PM   #2
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Nevermind, Figured it out

Nevermind. I was hitting wrong "del" key during bootup (didn't know they were different).

Of course, boot default was harddrive. Quick flip to floppy and reboot worked great.

Did I mention I was a n00b?

Last edited by Linux_n00b; 11-30-2001 at 01:33 PM.


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