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Old 05-06-2005, 10:59 PM   #1
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I screwed this one up. Working with GRUB

hehe, you guys are going to get a kick out of this one...

We'll, lets see here. A few days ago I created a partion for linux, and installed Redhat because a friend gave it to me. I've always wanted to play around with Linux, but never got around to it. I installed, but haven't even touched it since these past few days. I had some video editing I needed to do, so I grabbed my little partion magic, and redistriubted all of that space to my main partion, thus deleting my linux partion. Giving me on nice big happy family, err partion.

Execute commands, everything is all nice and dandy. Turn off my computer, head to work the next morning, come back in the afternoon and I turn it on. "GRUB version 0.93, blah blah lower upper memory something, [ minimal bash=like line editing blah blah ]

grub> "

after playing around with some commands, and doing a little research, I find out what this is.... And a few commands that might could help me. And I've tried them all.

root (which points to (hd0,4): Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x0) but when I try to kernel it, it says "No such partition"

Played around with some numbers, and have come to the conclusion that the only partition that exists is (hd0,0) (I could be wrong, i dunno about that crap hehe)

I have no idea what my root is, I have no idea how to properly run this, I have no idea what the boof I'm doing... All I wanted to do was mess around with Linux this weekend :-P

Can I boot from my Windows CD, or any other CD to get my to my comfort zone of Bill's wallet?

Sorry for the long post, and thanks for any and all suggestions.

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Perhaps you should give more information earlier in the post.
Presuming you had a Windows variant on the disk, and dual-booted after the RH install, and now want 'doze back ???

Boot the XP disk, get into recovery mode (recovery console ??), and run fixmbr.
You should be right to go - lesson learned no doubt
Old 05-06-2005, 11:18 PM   #3
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lol, doh! Didn't think about my Windows CD, tyvm....... Now, just where did I put that thing.......


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