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Old 03-27-2005, 04:14 PM   #1
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GRUB Problems - Can't Boot into OS

I recently installed SUSE on my laptop and decided to switch over to Mandrake. I deleted my SUSE partitions first and went to get into the XP Recovery console, however, I don't recall my windows Admin password. Anyway, I come to the GRUB menu but now it's command prompt. grub>

What command do I issue to boot into windows?
Old 03-27-2005, 04:20 PM   #2
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Type this at the "grub>" prompt:
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
Where (hd0,0) is your windows partition.

Grub doesn't store it's configuration in the MBR; it stores it on your distro's /boot partition. That is why when you deleted those linux partitions grub doesn't know what to do anymore.

Good Luck!
Old 03-27-2005, 04:26 PM   #3
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Well, I've used LiLO mostly. I guess it keeps everything on the MBR, because I had no problems when killing partitions in it. Thanks for the idea. I'm putting on a new install of XP Pro so I can get into the recovery console. I'll do it from there now. Thanks a lot for the quick response!


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