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Old 01-25-2010, 03:02 PM   #1
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grub error 22/free spire

Hey there.

My father and I wanted to learn how to use linux better so we opted to go with freespire. well, without my knowing my dad partioned the harddrive of the computer off (34g NTFS with windows installed) and the rest of our 80g hardrive for freespire. Well in an attempts to remove freespire I deleted the partion and formated it to NTFS and now I get the grub error 22. I can not opt to boot into windows. It goes to the error screen immeditaly after post. I can however boot from cd/floppy and I am currently running freespire off the disk. I would like to out right remove freespire for the time being (untill Im more well learned) and simply have a second partion avalable. also, prior to my foolish act of deleting and reformating the freespire partion windows did not see any other partion.

any help?
Old 01-25-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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Error 22 is being caused because grub can not find it's /boot partition or level 2 grub what would have been caused by deleting the freespire partition.

If you are not intending to reinstall or install any versions of linux any time soon your best bet would be to use the windows CD/DVD and run a fixmbr this should restore the master boot record to the windows MBR instead of Grub.

If you are intending to install a new version of linux or re-install then this process should fix this issue as a new version of grub will be installed.

Last edited by r3sistance; 01-25-2010 at 03:16 PM. Reason: reason for problem.


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