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Old 01-06-2009, 06:27 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Tucson
Distribution: Fedora, RHEL, Ubuntu
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Solved: Dual boot, deleted /boot and all linux partitions, system boots to grub>

Ok, this is not really a question but a tip/hint workaround etc. I was messing around and hosed up my linux installation. From XP i deleted all my partitions and rebooted to my fedora cd. I realized I hadn't done some things first so I exited install and rebooted my computer hoping to get to Winders.

Instead I got to a Grub prompt, obviously because i deleted /boot where mbr/grub was pointing. So here is what I did to boot to Winders.

@the GRUB> prompt
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
Then from windows I repaired my MBR. Now booting was normal again, and back to fedora install for me!

Now granted I could have just booted to dos floppy and did "fdisk /mbr" to repair the mbr, but I didn't want to have to find my usb floppy drive.

Hope this helps someone.


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