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Old 02-11-2006, 01:10 PM   #1
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Question Ubunto linux grub loader error 21

My dell computer has 2 hard drives and Windows XP.
I installed linux on and used the entire 2nd hard drive for linux in partioning. It told me to load Grub so I could choose whether or not to boot into Windows XP or choose linux. When I restarted, I got an error 21. I booted up on a Win98 boot diskette and ran fdisk /mbr to fix the master boot record. Then XP booted fine.
When this happens how can I get to my install over on my 2nd hard drive of Linux? I've searched threads suggesting ways to fix this but it appears I have to do this in linux and I can't get there. Any suggestions?

Sorry I misspelled ubuntu on subject line.


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Old 02-11-2006, 02:00 PM   #2
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Grub or NTLDR

Since the first time I used Linux, I chose to boot it with the NTLDR. I think that it's much more easier, because I have to re-install XP every 3 months (my family......). Look around and use the "dd" command, it will help you to do what I'm telling you.

Old 02-11-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply. I will try that.


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