[LUNI] xp/grub destruction
michael at michaelandniki.com
Sun Apr 4 21:38:44 CDT 2004
It is because you blew away the config file for grub when you decided to
wipeout the linux partitions. Gurb is not like lilo. Grub reads it's
config at boot, where as lilo stores it's config in the MBR.
What you need to do to 1) boot off the XP cd and enter the recovery
mode. at the command prompt type fixmbr and fixboot. or 2) boot off a
dos disk and run fdisk /mbr (make sure the disk has fdisk, you can find
Windows boot disks on the net).
Consider this your penalty for deleting linux.
On Sun, 2004-04-04 at 21:26, Ronald E. Petty wrote:
> I "had" a dual boot machine till about 15 minutes ago (XP and RedHat). I
> was running out of room on my 9 gig scsi when my other hald said she
> needed more room. So being the nice guy that I am (and there was nothing
> really important on the Linux partitions), I used XP's repartition tool.
> No problem, Linux gone. Then I start to be creative and see why one of my
> linksys routers was acting wierd, and decided to reboot after failing
> using ipconfig. Grub sticks its head up and now I can't boot into XP.
> Since I have never had any "major" admin duties before, any idea on how to
> save Bill?
> I wish "my other half" would switch to Linux :(.
> 1) I assume Grub is still there since the screen shows Grub and some
> commands (none seem obvious to me).
> I will continue this battle after work tomorrow, but "the other half"
> needs it fixed now. Any ideas?
> ps. sorry for the half Linux post :(
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