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Old 12-18-2003, 07:37 PM   #1
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Uninstalled... how do I use grub (command line) to boot winXP?

I deleted my linux partition kind of by accident from windows, I restart, and I get a grub screen like:


I'm completely clueless as how to boot XP. Can someone give me a hand with this? Also when I get back into XP, how can I restore my original boot loader? I'm going to overwrite my entire drive with slackware or something, but I need to get some stuff off of my winXP partition before I do.

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Have you tried the Windows XP Recovery Console yet?
Old 02-28-2004, 08:47 AM   #3
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I don't know anything about xp but if fancypiper's hint is not to your liking

then grub comes to the rescue thru typing a few commands and pressing the enter button for each line.

You have what I call the grub acting like a bash command line interface or in windows speak like a DOS command line.

post your xp partition info like all of it is on the first drive first partiion or I have a vm partition as the second partition etc

in the mean time here is a link and its booting info for the manual

and here are commands (and press enter ) for first drive first partition

grub> unhide (hd0,0)
grub> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
grub> chainloader +1
grub> makeactive
grub> boot
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Or, if you want to remove grub [assuming you've installed it in the MBR] - put in a floppy and do a
fdisk /mbr


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