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Old 09-27-2008, 01:23 AM   #1
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linux not booting due to "grub>" error

i am having a system with linux and xp dual boot system right now it showing grub> error and not booting in any os. how to resolve this?


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Old 09-27-2008, 01:54 AM   #2
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Have you tried re-installing the grub? If not then try it.
Old 09-27-2008, 02:22 AM   #3
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What linux is it ( Fedora,Ubuntu,Slacware,...)
Is windows on the first drive and linux on the second drive ( 2 hard drives installed) or is windows on the first partition and linux on the second partition ( 1 hard drive)?
Did you install grub in the MBR or the first partition of the linux partition ?
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It sounds like you installed the Linux before the Windows.

Always install the Windows first. Then, when you install Linux it should recognize the Windows, create the necessary partitions (or you can partition manually if you wish), install grub in the MBR and amend the menu.lst file so that you can boot directly into Linux or into Windows via a chainloader.

Windows isn't so accomodating. It never recognizes any other OSs already installed (surprise, surprise!) and snaffles the entire MBR for itself.

I could give you more specific details if you let me know the Linux distro and HDD setup you're using.
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If you using ubuntu, you get ubuntu cd in computer, choose repair operating system, then reinstall grub boot loader

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Old 09-27-2008, 12:41 PM   #6
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Can you show detail your error ( error 17 or error 22)

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