Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-21-2004, 06:13 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
GRUB GRUB......(infinity) ????

Hey guys, I'm a total Linux newb but trying to get onboard, so I installed SuSE 9 on my laptop alongside win2kpro (seperate partitions). But on the 2nd disc of SuSE I started getting errors and aborted, then went about cleaning up any trace of it. I booted to sys commander utils and deleted all the partitions SuSE had made, then resized my win2kpro partition back to full size. Thought that would take care of it, but it didn't; now when my lappy boots I get a black screen that says 'GRUB GRUB _(blinking cursor)' and it just sits there. PLEASE tell me how to get rid of that and back to the way my lappy was before I attempted the SuSE install! TIA :]
Old 04-21-2004, 06:21 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Rhinelander, WI, U.S.
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 416

Rep: Reputation: 30
Boot to a windows command prompt with a rescue disk(even a windows 95 rescue disk will work), and type "fdisk /mbr" or "fixmbr".
Old 04-21-2004, 06:39 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Cool Beans it worked!! Thx so much :]
Old 04-21-2004, 06:51 PM   #4
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: North Carolina, USA
Distribution: Onebase 2004-r2 | Updated through 6-10-04
Posts: 359

Rep: Reputation: 30
yeah, when you installed suse, it must have overwrote the MBR (Main Boot Record). when you (re)format it as njbrain said, it will remove all traces of grub, abd it will work.
just a little clarification as to why this happened, in case you wanted to know.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Setting password on grub, wha to do after changing default values in /boot/grub/menu. sarajevo Linux - Security 1 08-17-2005 09:01 PM
Grub Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition and other Grub problems Sebastian Naitsabes Linux - General 1 07-05-2005 09:33 AM
Grub setup problem (/boot/grub/stage1 not found) davidas Debian 2 04-28-2004 09:13 PM
Why grub prompt after installing Grub inder Debian woody 3.0r2? velan Debian 1 04-20-2004 05:55 AM
1st HDD = RH9.0 (grub) ... How do I modify grub when adding 2nd hard disk ? Onyx^ Linux - Software 1 09-05-2003 10:16 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration