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Old 06-05-2013, 10:29 PM   #16
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I found it was easier for me to have a bootable os on usb.
So I took my debian hdd out of my laptop put it in an enclosure since I had 2 hdd's & since I installed a kernel with all the drivers it boots up on almost any computer that is usb bootable excluding ther uefi & secure boot.
I boot it on target machine update grub then boot the damaged os, unmount & remove usb drive & install grub.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:34 PM   #17
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Have tried so many commands. Cannot get to BIOS. Cannot get rebooted.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:38 PM   #18
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What's the make & model of computer?
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:48 PM   #19
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Dell Pentium 4
1014M
Intel i915P/G
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:50 PM   #20
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Have tried this but get "unknown command" and goes back to "grub>"

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=224351

This will get you a "grub>" prompt (i.e. the grub shell). At grub>. enter these commands

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find /boot/grub/stage1
This will return a location. If you have more than one, select the installation that you want to provide the grub files.
Next, THIS IS IMPORTANT, whatever was returned for the find command use it in the next line (you are still at grub>. when you enter the next 3 commands)

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root (hd?,?)
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:51 PM   #21
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What model? Inspirion, Latitude?
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:55 PM   #22
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Dell is usually F2 for bios & I believe F12 for boot menu, but you have to start tapping the keys vigorously after pressing start button.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:56 PM   #23
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Dell Model #DHP
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:59 PM   #24
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http://karuppuswamy.com/wordpress/20...rescue-prompt/
http://karuppuswamy.com/wordpress/20...-cd-for-grub2/
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:59 PM   #25
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Okay, he's going to turn it back on and tap F2.
Thanks, Eddy! Let's see what happens.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 11:01 PM   #26
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Okay, he got a screen!
At Bios Screen.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 11:20 PM   #27
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stumped.
 
Old 06-06-2013, 12:20 AM   #28
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The link you posted in your post above, # 20 is 7 years old and refers to Grub Legacy and nothing in it is applicable in your case as you previously indicated you were using Grub 1.99. That is Grub2 and the commands are almost all different. The link below explains the different commands for Grub2:

http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/...0Commands.html

In the BIOS there will be several options at the top and will be Boot. Use the arrow keys to navigate to highlight it and hit the Enter key and you will see a number of options.
 
Old 06-06-2013, 07:30 AM   #29
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Eddy, I completely missed your attached link. It did not show up last night. Maybe because I posted at the same time and did not hit refresh? (It was a long day)

Yancek, Thank you. I'm helping via my computer and calling him while he's working on his computer. I'm searching online, but without everybodys help, it's as if I'm walking in the dark and blindly grabbing at anything that may work.

So, truly, Thank you for your patience and assistance. I will call him in a little bit to read your posts back to him and open the attachments to walk him through.

Have a Great Morning.
 
Old 06-07-2013, 06:52 PM   #30
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Hi. Okay. We have CD and USB and get brought to the BIOS screen or command line. What is the proper sequence, as with links, these are coming back to us with "no kernel" or "no command" UGH!!!!!
 
  


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