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Old 05-25-2020, 09:32 PM   #1
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Uninstalling grub; what to do at grubrescue


I'm in a pinch, so I'd appreciate help and no attitude. I came home from my Memorial day outing to find my computer and modem gone. Walmart, Office Depot, and Best Buy were sold out of suitable replacements. I bought used at Dr Dan's. I'm at the airport to connect. (I live a mile away; it's empty.)

I have a bootable SATA backup disk, but it won't boot externally and when I install it grub tells there's no grub installation and puts me at the 'grubrescue>' prompt, which I don't know how to work. This is the disk I tried to install grub on previously. I can't find any evidence of grub on the disk. I assume it's in the MBR. Because Windoze is 10 it lacks fdisk.

I have limited time on-line. I haven't done an install in 10 years.
 
Old 05-26-2020, 02:26 PM   #2
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I came home from my Memorial day outing to find my computer and modem gone.
They have been stolen? I'm sorry to hear that.
What replacement did you get, and what exactly is not working?

PS: recommendation for limited online time: Formulate replies offline, then go online to post them. Less stress.
 
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They have been stolen?
Yes.

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What replacement did you get
A Gateway NE56R

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and what exactly is not working?
Booting from my backup drive. I eventually made a boot CD, which kernel-panicks, then successfully installed grub2 on the backup drive, but when I boot from it, it also kernel-panicks.

I booted from a USB drive, mounted the backup drive, tried to build a new kernel, but it complains about the wrong flex.
 
  


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