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Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:40 PM
Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:58 PM
Edited by Andrew, 27 April 2010 - 01:01 PM.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 11:37 AM
I have the rcover console cd
This sometimes happens if Windows and Linux occupy the same physical hard drive. To fix this, you need to boot the system from a Windows Recovery Console CD, select "R" for Repair, and then run fixmbr (fix master boot record) at the command prompt in C:\windows (brief fixmbr tutorial). This will remove GRUB, restore the Windows bootloader and make Linux unbootable, but it will not remove Linux.
If you don't have a Windows Recovery Console CD, you can make one (you'll need a functioning Windows computer with a CD burner and a blank CD) by downloading Artellos' Automated Recovery CD Creator (ARCDC).
To use ARCDC:
Your ISO is located on your desktop. Read this tutorial if you need to learn how to burn an ISO image to CD.
- Double click ARCDC.exe
- Follow the dialog until you see 6 options. Please pick: Windows Professional SP2 & SP3
- You will see a few dos screens flash by, this is normal.
- Next you will be able to choose to add extra files. Select the Default Files.
- The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC
Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:16 AM
Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:12 PM
GRUB legacy error messages for reference:
Also, I have had good luck with the super grub live cd in the past:
It may not fix your specific error but running it (without doing something active) can sometimes help you to understand what grub is seeing. Sometimes error messages are not specific enough if there is more than one problem or a hardware issue is masking it.
Most if not all current distros use grub2 but it is not always obvious. The docs on grub2 are also more arcane for some reason. Maybe since it is still being actively developed :
Grub 2 Basics
Edited by prillio, 29 April 2010 - 04:16 PM.
Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:15 AM
Posted 30 April 2010 - 05:01 PM
Edited by buddy215, 30 April 2010 - 06:46 PM.
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