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Old 11-26-2009, 09:39 AM   #1
bhamid
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Problem with Grub


I used to dual-boot Kubuntu with Vista, but i wanted to delete Kubuntu, so in Vista I right clicked Computer and clicked on manage ->disk management, deleted the two linux partitions (swap and the main one) and extended the Vista one. I restarted (to make sure I could boot properly -_-) and grub complains that it can't find the Linux one and come up with grub rescue. I've searched the threads and all of them say to use a recovery disk, which I don't have. Is there any way to get rid of grub without one?
 
Old 11-26-2009, 09:46 AM   #2
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I used to dual-boot Kubuntu with Vista, but i wanted to delete Kubuntu, so in Vista I right clicked Computer and clicked on manage ->disk management, deleted the two linux partitions (swap and the main one) and extended the Vista one. I restarted (to make sure I could boot properly -_-) and grub complains that it can't find the Linux one and come up with grub rescue. I've searched the threads and all of them say to use a recovery disk, which I don't have. Is there any way to get rid of grub without one?
try
Code:
root (hd0,0)
and paste the output...If it can find the partition...If it recognizes the partition execute

Code:
rootnoverify (hd0,0) 
chainloader +1
Also try other possibilities like

Code:
root (hd0,1)
root (hd0,2)
etc...
Cheers !!!

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Old 11-26-2009, 10:34 AM   #3
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I tried this, all it says is root/chainloader/rootnoverify is not a recognized command
 
Old 11-26-2009, 01:50 PM   #4
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Hi vinaytp,

grub was loaded in the MBR, in order to get rid of it, you have to use your windows cd, get in the repair system and then use the risky command fixmbr and fixboot.

You should understand and read very carefully what is involved with those windows commands.

I hope everything goes fine.
 
Old 11-26-2009, 04:55 PM   #5
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You did this backwards. You should have installed vista bootloader to the master boot record before you deleted your Linux partitions. Grub has its stage1 file in the master boot record and it points to the rest of the Grub bootloader files to boot your system. These other files were on the partition you deleted.

fixmbr and fixboot commands don't work for vista/win 7 as it uses a different bootloader. Best thing to do if you can, download EasyBCD from neosmart technologies and use it to reinstall vista bootloader to the mbr. The first thing you do with a windows system is create a Recovery disk.
 
Old 11-27-2009, 09:09 AM   #6
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Ok, I've fixed this now, I reinstalled kubuntu so grub worked, then booted into Vista and uninstalled grub from there, thanks everyone for the suggestions .
 
  


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