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Old 05-05-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
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Question when booting, just show GRUB word not command

I deleted Red Hat 9.0 from dual booting with Win XP home, and can not boot with win xp. I changed boot sequence to CDROM and try to boot from Win xp CD but it doesn't work. the screen just show GRUB and it is not grub command so I can not type anything. Please help!!
Old 05-06-2004, 03:45 PM   #2
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Deleting the whole linux system you also probably deleted boot/ & boot/grub/ directories content (I assume it wasn't placed on separate partition). This way you cut grub files needed for proper boot sequence finish. You can fix it using windows 'format c: /mbr' command. It removes finally the rest of grub from your hard drive (grub 1st stage).
But why you cannot boot from CD is a mystery for me...
Old 05-06-2004, 04:05 PM   #3
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

Member Intro is also not the best forum for a technical question - it's a place to come and say 'hi'. Your question should go as you posted the second thread (or to Linux-Newbie or Linux-General).

You got two different answers (the second thread is, the short version is to boot from DOS/Windows boot disk and run 'fdisk /mbr'.

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