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rosh202 10-28-2009 02:37 AM

Minimal bash like line editing is supported
Dear ....,

I am using Asus Laptop and in that i use 2 OS, XP and Linux. My Laptop got hanged while formatting an I 'm unable to boot. While booting it comes in a black screen mentioned as,

" Grub > Minimal bash like line editing is supported.

I am not able to format my laptop and nor can i boot from XP bootable CD or Linux CD.

What am I to do, Plz guide me to resolve my issue....



vinaytp 10-28-2009 03:11 AM

Hi rosh202

Try following...
and check weather it is able to detect any partition...


grub > root (hd0,0)
grub > root (hd0,1)

Please paste the output of above commands...

Cheers !!!

jomen 10-28-2009 09:29 AM

What do you mean by

got hanged while formatting
Did you delete linux? Formatted its partition from Windows?

Then you would need to boot from your windows CD or a rescue CD and rewrite the MBR so Windows can boot.
Why are you not able to boot from CD?

vijay_babu1981 10-28-2009 10:10 AM

Lets hope you did not format your linux operating system.

In that case apart from what vinaytp suggested, if you have multiple disks then also try


grub > root (hd1,0)
grub > root (hd1,1)

Which will search for a linux partition of second disk (order set according to BIOS). If it finds a valid partition (i.e. when the above command is successful, you can try to find out the kernel and boot using


grub > kernel /boot/vmlinuz[hit tab here, if you find a kernel hit enter]
grub > initrd /boot/initrd[[hit tab here, if auto-completes hit enter]
grub > boot

Hopefully, you will have your system booted.

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