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Old 11-18-2005, 07:31 AM   #1
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Grub Boot Loader

Hi. I was trying to delete my previous Debian 3.1 Sarge installation on dual-boot with Windows XP. Lazily of me, I read no tutorials on how to delete Linux Partitions. Now, each time I try to boot up the computer, the screen displays:

Grub Loading Stage 1.5
Grub Loading, Please wait...
Error 22

I have the latest version of Kanotix live-cd. Please tell me what I should do. Thanks.
Old 11-18-2005, 07:58 AM   #2
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Format the mbr from the windows xp rescue disk.
Old 11-18-2005, 08:05 PM   #3
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Is that Bart's pre-installed environment? Thanks.
Old 11-18-2005, 09:47 PM   #4
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You have deleted Debian, and the remaining stages of the grub bootloader. But you left grub written to the MBR. Grub is not a native bootloader for xp and xp's bootloader is not native for Linux.

Insert the xp installation disk, select Rescue mode, and run the command 'fixmbr' to re-write the xp bootloader to the MBR.
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GRUB and LILO always conflict with Windows. And GNU GRUB is not so robust, causing many problems during boot.

So try GRUB for DOS please. It is a cross-platform boot loader based on GNU GRUB. The GRUB.EXE can be started from DOS/Win9x; and GRLDR can be started from BOOT.INI of Windows NT/2K/XP/2003; and even more, the GRUB.EXE can be started from LINUX via the KEXEC tool.

By using GRUB.EXE or GRLDR, you don't have to touch your MBR. It is the safest way coexisting with DOS/Windows.

You needn't install GRUB for DOS. Just run GRUB.EXE from DOS, or append a line of "C:\GRLDR=START GRUB" into your BOOT.INI(restart and select the "START GRUB" menu item), that will do.

Download GRUB for DOS here:

There is a fat12grldr.img file with the GRUB for DOS release. You can create a GRUB bootable floppy with this fat12grldr.img file.

Or, you can just copy GRUB.EXE to your DOS floppy and run GRUB.EXE to enter the GRUB environment.
Old 11-19-2005, 01:14 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice!

Thanks for the help! I can finally log on to the computer again.


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