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Old 04-04-2003, 10:37 PM   #1
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Removing GRUB and restorung MBR


Hello all,

I have a problem I need to know if it is possible to remove GRUB and restore the master boot record from the GRUB command line itself.

I know there are other ways to fix this, but my situation is a bit odd. The machine this is all happenning on has a broken CD-Rom (just happened) so I can not use my WindowsXP CD to run the recovery console to restore the MBR. The Linux partitions have been deleted, so now GRUB is booting directly into it's command line. Runnint the boot command tells me that the kernel must be loaded first

Believe it or not, there is also no flopply drive on this machine So, I know I can get my machine back by taking the time to either replace the CDrom ot Installing a floppy, but I am hoping there is a way to avoid this and GRUB itself will let me do it.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 04-04-2003, 10:47 PM   #2
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You'll need to replace the cdrom, you have to boot from something and ATM you can only boot from your hard drive, so you need to add another bootable drive and it might as well be one that will allow you to boot the winXP disk.
 
  


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