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Old 10-28-2009, 02:37 AM   #1
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Question 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....


Old 10-28-2009, 03:11 AM   #2
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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 !!!
Old 10-28-2009, 09:29 AM   #3
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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?
Old 10-28-2009, 10:10 AM   #4
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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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