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note to everyone using XP with Linux: Use Grub instead of Lilo

Question: note to everyone using XP with Linux: Use Grub instead of Lilo

Always use Grub boot loader , not Lilo in Linux Rat Hat 9. Lilo will not work with Windows XP.

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Preferred Solution: note to everyone using XP with Linux: Use Grub instead of Lilo

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Question: Grub vs Lilo

I'm new to Linux, so I might have many questions in the coming weeks.

My first question is I recently intalled RedHat 9.0. It gives me the option of LILO or Grub as my boot loader. Here's what happened:

4gb HDD
Used LILO (Chose boot from boot sector, rather than partition)
Did not boot.. Just a blank screen.

Used Grub (Boot from sector)
Booted fine.

To understand this, I was wondering if someone could explain to me why LILO did not work.
 

Answer:Grub vs Lilo

There are many reasons why LILO could not have worked. Misconfiguration could be one reason ; an imcompatibility could be another.

Also Rick you confuse me a litte with this boot from sector or boot from partition. In fact its install to boot sector or install to master boot record. if you had no code in your MBR, of course your machine would not boot.
 

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I currently have my laptop dual boot SuSE/XP and I want to replace the SuSE installtion with Mandrake 10. The one thing I am concerned about is that SuSE installed grub and I want to check how Mandrake might handle that on installation. Will it just remove grub and install lilo as the boot manager? Can I use grub as a choice and it will just update my grub settings?

I really want to be careful so I don't have issues with bual boot managers fighting here.

Thanks
 

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hum; system is a triple boot environment; the Boot Magic menu works fine
I can select any system and allow the boot loader to timeout and thus boot fine.
The login prompt is ok and login is just fine too (ie stty options are ok).

On one system, RH 6, I can not select a sub option NOR specify an alternative kernel,
as EVERYTHING I type is jibberish!

Allowing the timeout, the default system still boots fine.


puzzled, where are the stty options set for LILO and/or GRUB???
 

Answer:RH Linux lilo options

There are no TTYs in a bootloader. TTY is a OS concept, in a bootloader all you have is BIOS (or equivalent) routines.

The problem can be both with input and output. Maybe there is a problem with keyboard, motherboard or BIOS, but is could also be something with the video controller being unable to display the proper characters even if the input was correct.

All GRUB and LILO settings are kept in their respective configuration files. Usually /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/lilo.conf
 

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Have recently installed ML9 on my 2nd HD. The installation process installed LILO to the boot partition of my HD, previously option was given to install to bootable floppy, but not this time.I need to remove LILO from the HD boot process but can not find any help for doing this. The mini how to is not too helpful,I need plain english step by step guide.Any help greatly appreciatedmany thanksDavid

Answer:LILO and Mandrake Linux 9

Why do you need to remove LILO from your HD? Have you got Windows on there as well and not able to boot into it? More information please.

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i have almost zero linux knowledge. i used it a little for wardriving, and now I wanted to get rid of it, i didn't use it anymore.

Under winXP, i deleted the linux partitions. on my next reboot, i'm stuck on a black screen with a grub> prompt

what do i do from here? later on i'm gonna try booting off winxp cd and doing a format /mbr or fixboot to see if that works

thanks for any suggestions
 

Answer:laptop dual booting winxp and linux. deleted linux partitions, stuck in grub...

boot off the windows xp disk and do the recovery console option then do



fixmbr
as described here
http://www.ntfs.com/mbr-damaged.htm

or you can download and configure another boot loader if you want to have a choice between some other os
 

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Question: Gnu grub linux 5?

:-oBought a "newly used" 80Gb HD from EBay (bad idea, I know) - Thought it was loaded with WinXP but turns out it has Linux. I have exhausted my limited knowledge on how to format this HD to get it ready to install Windows -

How do I wipe this thing so I can start with a "blank" Hard Drive? I have a Windows 2000 Pro CD that should go right on there if I could get it to boot, but I seem to be missing something I guess???

I apologize it this is covered somewhere else in this forum - I looked and couldn't find it
 

Answer:Gnu grub linux 5?

Have you tried booting to the cd. Cause I know on an xp disk you can boot from cd and when you install the new OS you can format the drive.
 

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Ok, I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right topic but I'll give it a try.

I was going to dual boot XP and Fedora, with XP being the one with the MBR written, so I would be using NTLDR.

Carelessly, I must have asked Fedora to overwrite the XP MBR with its MBR program (GRUB).

So now I'm trying to reinstall the NTLDR back in to the MBR. I've tried using FIXMBR in the XP Recovery Console, but it dosen't work .

Are there any other ways I can try to reinstall the XP NTLDR to MBR without reinstalling my OS?

Thanks!

Answer:XP MBR is overwritten by Linux GRUB

I recall having the same problem, with Ubuntu and I think in the end I had to run fixboot, fixmbr and then repair GRUB

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I have installed 2 OS, Windows 7 and and Linux CentOS distro on my machine. Recently I am having some hardware failure detection with my Hard disk. So I decided to replace it by new with the warranty. Before to do that I should uninstall Linux otherwise the warranty may not be valid because the firm install was Windows 7 OS. I have installed Linux on my own interest. So I need to get the details how to uninstall Centos 5 and its Grub

Answer:Want to Uninstall Linux an Grub

Having Linux installed on a hard drive will not void the warranty, Are you sending the drive back to the manufacturer? If you are I would copy any important files from the drive, then use dban to wipe the drive clean.

DBAN Download | Darik's Boot And Nuke

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hey guys

I recently installed windows 8 using the "windlows 8 upgrade assistant", install went fine. got into windows 8, but it never replaced my MBR, which currently holds an installation of a linux bootloader known as "grub"

All guides point to having an installation dvd. to boot repair, then repair the mbr with a command in command line

I need another solution, since ive installed using the upgrade assistant, i dont have a dvd

Answer:Mixing the MBR and removing Linux's GRUB without a dvd

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I am a complete newbie - I know zero about Linux.

What does this mean - it is complete nonsense:





Quote:
3. Now we need to tell the computer to reinstall grub2 to the Linux Mint partition we just mounted. To do this copy and paste this line of code into the terminal sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sdX
Again you will need to change this line of code to match your Linux Mint partition. Change the "X" at the end to match your mint partiton. My partition is dev/sda6 so i will change the the line of code to - sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda

It is IMPORTANT that you do not enter any number just the letters of the partitions.



First it says change X to the partition number - then it says do not enter any numbers.

I would hazard a guess you enter the number to mount the partition - but you don't enter the number to install grub to it?
No wonder the general public won't go near it.

Answer:Grub question for any Linux users.

They're a bit confusing there in talking about partitions but with the intentions of installing grub to the root of the drive, regardless of partitions. In the example where they talk about "/dev/sda6", the take home point is that they are identifying that the Mint partition (/dev/sda6, since the number 6 denotes which partition it is on the drive) is on the drive mounted as /dev/sda. What matters here is that you are installing grub to the root of the drive with the Mint partition on it. Thus, the drive containing the Mint partition in this case is /dev/sda. That's all you really care about and that's the identifier you would use, as noted above in "--root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda". If there was a second drive, it would be called /dev/sdb, and so forth. They are just trying to make sure you install Grub on the drive where you have Mint installed. If you only have one drive in the system, you don't need to identify which partition Mint is installed onto.

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Hello,
Today I injected a USB formatted with PowerISO to install Kali Linux Version 2016.1. I installed without Grub and EFI, and restarted my computer to find the screen saying "Missing operating system." I need to get back to Windows 10.
Please help!
Mac
I disk partitioned and everything.
 

Answer:Kali Linux USB install without Grub

try reinstalling kali, again and tick the grub option during install. this will help for booting.
http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-hard-disk-install

supergrub
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/AutoSuperGrubDisk

if win10 is still preferable, use the win10 image backup, created earlier.
 

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I've basically got three HD in my computer, one of which runs Linux, the other Windows and one is spare for media.Anyway, I want to remove Linux from one HD and use it for media from Windows.However, I know that if I just delete (or was planning on using Dariks Duke and Nuke) then I'm going to mess up the GRUB and potentially Windows won't boot.Is there any how to for removing fedora 4 (particularly when it's on a separate HD)?

Answer:Removing Linux and protect GRUB

Firstly let me say most of my Linux experience is with Suse (ver 9 and 10)and I assume Linux was installed after XPIn Linux go to boot loader config. there you should be able to find an option of restoring MBR. Then it should be safe to wipe off the Linux instalation.Or alternatively Grub can be written to a floppy so it still works even after Linux has gone.Or you can use XP repair function "fixmbr" to rewrite the master boot record At different times and for different reasons I have successfully used all these methods but I am no expert and might just have been lucky!

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Good Morning.

I have been running a quad boot system (Windows 10 new, Windows 10 older version , Windows 7 and recently I added Linux mint). Windows 10 new is on a SSD, Windows 10 Old is on a separate SSD. Windows 7 is on separate hard drive as was Mint. Now Mint is on it's own SSD.
All was working perfectly booting each using Easy BCD. So then I got the bright idea to add a new SSD for Linux. Which I did (my mistake I think) without unplugging all the other drives.
Now Grub is what boots first and gives me the option of Linux or Windows. If I select windows 10 it then restarts and goes to my Easy BCD screen for selecting which OS to run.
Tried unplugging all the drives except windows 10 but the system wont boot. Tried running boot repair from the windows start up disk several time and again won't fix it with all the drives connected or with each connected alone.
How can I remove grub and get back my normal Easy BCD boot screen?
Don't really want to re install everything.

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Good Morning.

I have been running a quad boot system (Windows 10 new, Windows 10 older version , Windows 7 and recently I added Linux mint). Windows 10 new is on a SSD, Windows 10 Old is on a separate SSD. Windows 7 is on separate hard drive as was Mint. Now Mint is on it's own SSD.
All was working perfectly booting each using Easy BCD. So then I got the bright idea to add a new SSD for Linux. Which I did (my mistake I think) without unplugging all the other drives.
Now Grub is what boots first and gives me the option of Linux or Windows. If I select windows 10 it then restarts and goes to my Easy BCD screen for selecting which OS to run.
Tried unplugging all the drives except windows 10 but the system wont boot. Tried running boot repair from the windows start up disk several time and again won't fix it with all the drives connected or with each connected alone.
How can I remove grub and get back my normal Easy BCD boot screen?
Don't really want to re install everything.

Answer:Linux Grub took over my boot process.

warewasher2025 said:

Good Morning.

I have been running a quad boot system (Windows 10 new, Windows 10 older version , Windows 7 and recently I added Linux mint). Windows 10 new is on a SSD, Windows 10 Old is on a separate SSD. Windows 7 is on separate hard drive as was Mint. Now Mint is on it's own SSD.
All was working perfectly booting each using Easy BCD. So then I got the bright idea to add a new SSD for Linux. Which I did (my mistake I think) without unplugging all the other drives.
Now Grub is what boots first and gives me the option of Linux or Windows. If I select windows 10 it then restarts and goes to my Easy BCD screen for selecting which OS to run.
Tried unplugging all the drives except windows 10 but the system wont boot. Tried running boot repair from the windows start up disk several time and again won't fix it with all the drives connected or with each connected alone.
How can I remove grub and get back my normal Easy BCD boot screen?
Don't really want to re install everything.



try this link How to Remove GRUB | robinadr

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Hi,
Some of Us want to replace between two Grubs,For example Someone want to change Zorin OS 7 Grub By Ubuntu 13.10 Grub.is this process possible??

Yes it's and it's easy like 1+1=2 !!!!
Also, Have you installed one of windows edition after installing of linux distros (I mean you can't access to Grub anymore because Windows bootlloader can't mount Linux partition)?.How to repair Grub??.It's very easy also.

To do These two processes you need Boot-Repair Tool.
1.First install Boot-Repair Tool on the Distro that you want its Grub to be the default Using these Commands

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
Code:
sudo apt-get update
Code:
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && (boot-repair &)
2.Second Press on Recommended Repair.Wait until it done then reboot your computer you will find the specific Grub that you want.
Also you can download The ISO file of Boot-Repair from HERE and Restore it to USB using UNetbootin
then boot your PC from the USB Flash Drive and Repair the Grub.

Hope this helps.
Thanks
 

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Hi, I have a computer with two hard drives. One ran Windows XP and the other Linux. My son decided he wanted to format the Linux drive which he did. When he restarted the computer it wanted to boot the Linux drive which had no operating system. So he went into the setup and disabled the drive. He then rebooted and got a Grub error. Forgive for not having the error message because he can't remember. This morning, I turned on the computer and nothing. It powers on but doesn't seem to POST. Do you think he fried the BIOS? I've tried swapping out hard drives, booting from the XP cd, clearing the CMOS, etc. with nothing. I built the system several years ago. It's an MSI motherboard with a VIA KT 400 chipset and an AMD processor. (can't remember which one, sorry)

Thanks,
Jean
 

Answer:Solved: Linux, Grub and dead computer

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Hi every one...I currently installed kali linux on my virtual box, but as times goes on i noticed that some features were not fully usable under the virtualisation environment such as the NAT and Bridged network protocols and some other network issues. I decided to dual boot kali with my Win10 wich is my primary OS, I followed the neccesary procedure like creating a bootable kali pendrive, disabling secure boot, enabling Legacy mode, disabling the fast boot, creating a free partition and so on.....The installation went smooth and perfect but I was unable to boot into kali's GRUB after the restart, instead, my machine boot into win10 and not even the so called black screen appeared, I wiped the partitioned space i used for the installation and started the installation all over with different pendrives, sd cards and DVDs and even downloading another ISO image with the intention that either the pendrive or the image had been corrupted but the sha1 sum is still the same with the one on the official website. I also tried other methods like using the Easy BCD toolkit and i got an error message "Due to limitations set by microsoft, many of EasyBCD features can not be used in EFI, and BCD edit to create a new entry but instead i got two win10 on my pc installing other linux distro like arch and backbox did the same... I tried using other iso burning tolls like linux live usb installer, win32 disk imager, windows iso burning tool, rufus.....the only thing i noticed was that i wasn't a... Read more

Answer:kali linux not booting to Grub after installation

@Remzified Sorry, but this is just a community self-help forum staffed by volunteers helping folks with MS Windows-related problems.HP only warranties their PCs for use with the original OS that comes preinstalled on the PCs. When you replace that or add a different OS, you then assume full responsibility for maintaining that PC.For support with Linux issues, your best approach is to post in the support forum of the Linx distro you are going to use.Good Luck 

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I'm a new linux user who has been experimenting with linux for a month now. I want to use boot magic as my bootloader because my pc is a family pc and it's just easier to use for my family. Well this is how i tried to do this. First I used partition magic to create a linux partition and swap partition so I could install Kubuntu on my pc. After I did that I installed boot magic as my boot loader. Then when I tried to install linux on my computer, it couldn't read the partition I made with partition magic(which was active for installation). I reformatted the partition and installed linux but then when I loaded windows and checked partition magic it gave me an error.(I figure its becuase I reformatted the partition) Right now both OS work fine but I could only use Grub as my boot loader,,but I would really like to use BootMagic. If any body could help me with a solution....or perhaps recommend a different distribution(with ease of use in mind) that allow this.....I would really appreciate it. By the way my friend recommended Slackware to me, I would also like to hear you opinion of this distribution and experience....Thank You.
 

Answer:dual booting linux with bootmagic instead of grub....Help

Grub is easy to use. I haven't tried using Bootmagic so I recommend using Grub or Lilo. As for slackware, it is an 'advanced linux distro'. If you like installing linux with nice and colorful GUI's and dont want to always edit text files, then slackware is not for you. But using slackware can help you learn how linux works.

I'd recommend Fedora or Suse for you. I haven't used Fedor or Suse yet but as what I've read, it's good for beginners on linux.

BTW: Slackware was the first the distro I've ever used
 

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Hello,I am a bit desperate and trying to get some help. I managed to create the partitions for an Arch linux install on what seems to be  RAID 0 from Windows (/dev/md126). I could get Arch USB iso to boot and recognise this (I did not have to do anything, the USB contains enough drivers to recognise this), but after following the Beginner's Guide from Arch Linux, I could not get grub to work. When it boots up I get the following message on screen: [ xxxxxxxxxx] Ignoring BGRT: Invalid status 0 (expected 1)starting version 218ERROR: device 'UUID=a5e3b60e-8359-8c5e-24d5-b31dcdb7c56c' not found. Skipping fsck.ERROR: Unable to find root device 'UUID=a5e3b60e-8359-8c5e-24d5-b31dcdb7c56c' .You are being dropped to a recovery shellType 'exit' to try and continue booting sh: can't access tty: job control turned off[rootfs /]# I have asked in many places this question but nobody seems to have a straight answer and I have no experience in installing Linux on a RAID 0 setup. http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/189481/unable-to-boot-after-installing-grub-for-new-arch-lin...   

Answer:Cannot boot Linux after installing Grub for Arch L...

Hi,Sorry that you have issues installing LINUX, but you are in Acer Forum, Please try to get the answer from archlinux forums. Cheers.

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I installed a WD Black 256G NVMe M.2 in my Legion Y520. Got Windows 10 installed in the SSD and Fedora 26 GNU/Linux in the HDD (1TB Seagate).  Everything is good in Windows. But when I use Fedora, the SSD, overheat badly (80-90C) and eventually shut itself down eventough it is not being used at all (it is not even mounted). This also happens in GRUB and ubuntu 16.04 (live USB). WD denied any support, they just say they are not optimized for Linux.

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Hi.
I'm currently dual booting with Vista and Backtrack 3 (a slackware linux distro) using grub and Easy BCD. The other day I deleted the 'NST' folder in my Vista c:\ and now i cannot seem to boot into Backtrack 3 as there was info in that folder that must have been used.
For some reason now, EasyBCD will not let me add another entry to my bootup so I need those old files that were in my NST folder.

MBR looks like this for the BT3 bootup portion:

Entry 3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name: BACKTRACK 3
BCD ID: {d9d43170-6007-11dd-8b43-8943620ecd66}
Boot Drive: C:
System Bootloader: \NST\nst_grub-5F6A92CF71032E4FDDA8EB8D0E76CEC9.mbr

could someone please help me as i need to add some folder/file to my c:\ for BT3 to bootup now. What exactly did the nst_grub-5F6A92CF71032E4FDDA8EB8D0E76CEC9.mbr file contain?

thanks

Answer:Grub NST folder deleted -cannot boot into linux

problem solved.
when I created the entry EasyBCD would create a new NST folder in the c:\program files\easycbd\boot\nst
I just created a new entry, copied that folder to c:\ and renamed the file to nst_grub-5F6A92CF71032E4FDDA8EB8D0E76CEC9.mbr and it worked

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Hi I downloaded Linux Freespire onto an external HDD. All appeared to go ok but when I removed the live installation disc and booted up I got the following message: Windows could not start because of a compute disc hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from selected disc.Check boot path & selected hardware:

I think two things may have caused this. I formatted an external HDD to fat32 Primary, using Linux Gpartition. I forgot to flag the disc as "BOOT"
I accidently mounted the drive and could not find a way to unmount it. Linux does not prompt either of these important features.

The Bios in this Packard Bell laptop: MV32-202 : 1.4GHz : 60GB HDD : 1GB Ram : Running XP Home ( 6 years old, but had very little usage for 4 years and has not been used at all for the past 2 years) is very limited.
F2 & F8 only. The screen page does not change only the options in the title bar which are as follows:

MAIN MENU Clicking on this button gives time & Date as the only options.
Main page shows: Devices A : Floppy none. Primary Master ST960813A HDD : Secondary master DVD/CD No options to change anything:

ADVANCE MENU: Clicking on the USB Mass Boot gives an option to tick, which I assume is to enable or disable. This plus shared memory are the only other features on this menu with no options to change.

SECURITY: Passwords & hard Disk Boot Sector Protection is here with the option to change passwords or tick to enable/disable HDD sector protection.

BOOT M... Read more

Answer:Solved: Mrb. Bios. Hardware. Linux grub

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My son (26) just returned a long term loan P8B67B Deluxe to me with Linux and Win 7 on it. I upgraded 7 successfully, but after updates installed last night the PC refuses to boot saying "error, no such partition, Entering rescue mode .. grub rescue>" Repeated boot attempts saw it fall into error 53 on the mobo lcd display. Removing one ram stick brought me back to booting to "error, no such partition, Entering rescue mode .. grub rescue>"

Trying to boot just one HDD either gives the above message, or "error, no such device : 521683dd-0417-4a66-b3fb-c6c67b9cc9fo grub rescue>"

I don't need the linux. That was my engineer son. What fixes are there to bring it to Win 10 alone? I don't know the new key or the old 7 key. Should have checked and written it down

Answer:linux grub bootloader failed after win 10 updates

I tried:

grub rescue>set boot=(hd0,msdos6)
grub rescue>set prefix=(hd0,msdos6)/boot/grub
grub rescue>insmod normal
error: no such partition.
grub rescue>

ls
(hd0) (hd0,msdos1)
grub rescue>set boot=(hd0,msdos1)
grub rescue>set prefix=(hd0,msdos1)/boot/grub
grub rescue>insmod normal
error: unknown filesystem.
grub rescue>

grub rescue>set boot=(hd0)
grub rescue>set prefix=(hd0)/boot/grub
grub rescue>insmod normal
error: no such partition.
grub rescue>

My limited linux knowledge got me nowhere there.

Now downloading a 64 bit Windows 10 N iso through media creation tool to try a boot repair for Windows.

Burnt a disk, went to repair/Advanced Options/Command Prompt
Tried:

bootrec /RebuildBcdbootrec /fixMbr bootrec /fixboot Exit
At Rebuild Bcd it only found Windows.old

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Running Mint KDE on a separate physical hard drive from the problem drive.
I recently emptied off a partition in order to delete it and combine it with other empty drive space to create one partition.
The KDE partition manager didn't work so I booted into a live version of Parted Magic which wouldn't do the job either.
I decided to start the installation process with another distro just to finish the partitioning and then back out before installing it.
Mint would no longer see the partition at all much less any empty space. I returned to the installation process and went ahead with installing the distro on a new partition on the same physical drive as Mint as well as recreating the original intended partition on the storage drive.
After the installation the reboot wouldn't happen as the grub seems to have been lost which I find strange as this has never happened to me when doing this before.
I managed to find a boot disc containing Super Grub 2 on it which allowed me to get back into Mint to use the PC.
KDE Partition Manager gives me a 'no valid partition table was found on this device' message when I select the storage drive leaving me with 145GB of inaccessible drive space.
As the PC is on pretty much 24/7 I can get away with the boot disc for the time being, but is there anything I can do to finally utilize the rest of the storage drive or is a reinstallation of Mint KDE required to fix all problems?
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Answer:Linux Mint Missing Partition & Grub

To be honest, I'm struggling to fully understand yoour post. It was certainly a mistake to attempt a partial install and I suspect that's what's screwed up your hard drives partition table.
If you open up a terminal and type:
sudo fdisk -l
then hit enter, what output do you get?

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Ok, I need some answers badly, I can't find much at all from research. It is a Desktop by the way. I don't know much if any about these installers. I need to do multiple OS.
I am going to use the universal usb installer (or should i use Unetbootin ?) to put multiple Linux OS from their ISO on my Centon 32gb usb flash drive.
1.Will the GRUB bootloader always appear when I boot my pc ? (if I install is their an option to put it in the usb drive Mbr or does it affect my hdd's Mbr
2.should i use a different bootloader
3. do i need to partition anything
4.and how many OS do the bootloaders support
5.do i need to convert the filesystem to something else it is Fat32 currently
 

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I have followed the instructions over at think geek for uninstalling Linux and have run the bootsec.exe /fixmbr... but on startup it still is getting stuck at the minimal Grub menu. Do I need to also remove the first partition (seen in pic) all the way to the left, the 260 MB one, is that what the grub menu is. Then re-run the fixmbr command?

Thank you

Answer:Trying to uninstall Linux from Dual Boot, still gets stuck at Grub

I once had dual boot setup with Windows 10 and Linux.

This is the tutorial I used to remove the dual boot setup.

How to Uninstall a Linux Dual-Boot System From Your Computer
http://www.howtogeek.com/141818/how-...your-computer/

Pay attention to the instructions starting from:
Fix the Windows Boot Loader
excerpt:
Linux has now been removed from your computer, but its boot loader persists. We?ll need to use a Windows installer disc to overwrite the Linux boot loader with the Windows boot loader.

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Ok so I only have a 40GB HD and I was looking for some extra space. I had Linux (FC3) and WinXP installed, as well as GRUB. I used the Computer Management tool in Windows (in Control Panel>Admin Tools>Comp Management) to delete the Linux partition to free up some space.

Little did I know this screwed up GRUB when I rebooted, which ironicly means I cannot get into Windows.

Help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
 

Answer:GRUB/Linux/Windows/Partition: I've messed things up

boot off your XP install CD. Go to a recovery console. "fixboot" and/or "fixmbr" (I think one might be redundant there)
 

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I have followed the instructions over at think geek for uninstalling Linux and have run the bootsec.exe /fixmbr... but on startup it still is getting stuck at the minimal Grub menu. Do I need to also remove the first partition (seen in pic) all the way to the left, the 260 MB one, is that what the grub menu is. Then re-run the fixmbr command?

Thank you

Answer:Trying to uninstall Linux from Dual Boot, still gets stuck at Grub

I once had dual boot setup with Windows 10 and Linux.

This is the tutorial I used to remove the dual boot setup.

How to Uninstall a Linux Dual-Boot System From Your Computer
http://www.howtogeek.com/141818/how-...your-computer/

Pay attention to the instructions starting from:
Fix the Windows Boot Loader
excerpt:
Linux has now been removed from your computer, but its boot loader persists. We?ll need to use a Windows installer disc to overwrite the Linux boot loader with the Windows boot loader.

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I have a Samsung N120 Netbook that came with Windows XP. I tried to run Linux Mint as a 2nd operating system, but I kept getting errors and I became frustrated with it. Ever since then I have only used XP, but every time the computer starts up it goes into Grub and I have to choose to enter XP. Basically what I am looking to do is remove all traces of Mint and Grub and I suppose XP for that matter and upgrade to Windows 7. What is the best way to do that considering I have a netbook which does not have a CD/DVD drive? Sorry if this has been posted already and thank you in advance.

Answer:Removing Linux and Grub/Installing Windows 7 on Netbook

You can boot off a usb and repartition/merge on your hd. I don't know what resources you have. You can do a remote install over a network.

Install Windows 7 from a USB Memory Stick | Remote Administration For Windows

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Just installed Redhat 9 publishers ed. tonight. It came with Mastering Red Hat Linux 9 by Michael Jang. Installed to my 40gb maxtor using the ext3 file sys. WinXP is installed on an 8gb partition on my 160gb Seagate drive.

1. No matter what, GRUB comes up when I start up my system. I've tried screwing with the Boot options in the CMOS but it changes nothing. If I physically take out the 40gb drive will this eliminate GRUB and allow XP to load normally?

2. Red Hat didn't detect my modem during installation (diamond supramax) so it shows up as a generic modem if I go into network settings. I am unable to get it to connect to my ISP. There's a drop down list of /dev/blah/ stuff I dont know what it means.

3. Graphic performance blows. I am using GNOME and it just seems really slow. Open GL screen savers run at 20fps or slower. Anaconda did detect my video card and I had to manually select my monitor from a list.
 

Answer:Linux NOOB & Redhat 9 issues (modem, GRUB, Gnome etc.)

1) Grub installs itself on the primary master's MBR, which means if your 40GB drive is the primary master, you're screwed. Generally, the Anaconda installer that RedHat uses should detect the WinXP install, and make it one of the boot options, and you shouldn't have to fsck with anything to get into XP. Did you remove the XP entry from the GRUB entries available during the install? I have however, had issues with Compaq machines in particular, and GRUB installing itself even on secondary masters. (Compaq refuses to admit there's a bug in their BIOS, even after they send their people to my work and we demo'd it to them. IBM was better to work with.) You may experience problems in this area. If you do, simply pop in your XP disk, and do a repair, running a 'fixmbr' at the recovery console. This usually works for me.

2) Linux and PPP are a royal pain. Try running wvdial - it should help you setup your connection. BTW - if you have a WinModem - (Non hardware 56K), then you might be screwed. Try doing an 'lspci' at the command line in LInux. If your modem is correctly identified, try finding out if your modem is currently supported by the default kernel in RH 9.0. If it is, you're set. If it's not, you might have to recompile your kernel with a newer version to get support, or you might have to search for drivers.

If it turns out you do have a WinModem, then you can try the following website for help:

www.linmodems... Read more

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Hi to everybody around here. First, first time poster and reader here. Read that this one is the best Windows forum out there. I'll explain this very detailed so I can help yo too: 1- Installed Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca through bootable USB without any problem. To do so, I shrunk the C: partititon and created a 100 GB partition for Linux Mint. 2- Tried Linux Mint but had some issues with the graphic drivers, so I decided to delete Linux Mint from my laptop and give Ubuntu a try since it's more compatible (IMO) with the hardware. 3- Rebooted, went into W8.1 using GRUB like always. Deleted Linux partition and integrated it again to C: 4- I thought I finished my work so turned off the PC and went to sleep. Next day after booting: GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions. grub> Ok. Have to point out that: 1- Since is a laptop it came with W8 preinstalled, so I have no installation DVD to fix the MBR (in case that's what I have to do). 2- I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu, but even though I set USB as first boot device in BIOS, it is not recognized by GRUB or something, idk. Laptop: Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5351 AMD A8-6410 APU @2.0 GHz quad-core AMD R5-230M graphics (integrated in APU). 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Also I'd love that someone explains to me the correct way to uninstall Linux in the case I have to do it again ... Read more

Answer:BASH-like line GRUB error after deleting Linux partition.

It's hard to understand/read what you did.

1.Windows will not be bootable because GRUB boot loaded puts it's own MBR.
2.to fix this either run startup repair from Windows installation media or install new Linux which wll hopefully recognize Windows partition during partitioning part, (while initiating installation)
3.In worst case scenario you'll have to learn how to use GRUB or manually put Windows MBR or reinstall Windows.

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Earlier today, I was messing with ArchLinux disto, and I stopped mid-way through the installation process because it wouldn't work for me. So, now I want to install (dual-boot) Windows XP with a different Linux OS.

However, my computer (Dell 9100 with intel Pentium 4 processor) will not allow me to "Boot from Hard Disk" without getting this error-message: "GRUB" with a blinking cursor "_".

When installing Archlinux, the GRUB was installed on the Hard Disk or Hard Drive (which mean the same thing, I guess).

Would any of you please tell me what would happen if I install Ubuntu from my CD-ROM? Would the GRUB-error be fixed if I did that?
 

Answer:Solved: Grub-error (how can I repair my HD after erroneously installing Linux on it?)

Your best bet is to start with your XP and wipe the drive. Then reinstall your XP. The latest Ubuntu 8.04 - can be downloaded and burned if you don't have it.
This is a great tutorial and if you follow his instructions he knows what he speaks of.

http://video.google.com/videosearch...sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#
Let us know...Jazz
 

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First time attempt at Windows-Linux configuration after clean install of Windows 7 (System Reserved was avoided).

At first I was planning to add Linux Mint only. It was clear from reading that no separate Linux boot partition was needed (e.g., I have no LVM, no RAID, no second drive).

However, before I proceed to complete the Linux side, I realized I would like/need to add a modest-sized second Linux partition (for DEBIAN).

Do I need -- or is it advisable in the face of *two* Linux OS's -- to create a small primary GRUB partition (for reasons I'm not sure of)?

I woke up this morning worrying that I might have needed that System Reserved partition, forcing a repartition and re-install of Windows and Office 2010 (yuk).

I want to ensure the Win + double Linux OS boot processes will be supported properly.

Does running *two* Linux OS's on a Windows machine require or recommend a special GRUB or boot partition to make everything work together?

Thanks!
LateToWinParty

:::

Oops...just added a question on successful use of Data Partition

Hard drive: 250 GB [avoided System Reserved]

C:/ [Windows] 90 GB => Windows/Apps/Overhead space (even spillover of data if needed)
D:/ [Data: Docs/Files] 90 GB **

Free/Unallocated: 70 GB

** I am hoping that using a data partition alongside Windows is as easy as a transfer of one's user Libraries to the D:/ Data partition as is described here in this article

(Is there different better advice on ho... Read more

Answer:Win + Double Linux config: Separate GRUB or boot partition/treatment?

Quote:
Does running *two* Linux OS's on a Windows machine require or recommend a special GRUB or boot partition to make everything work together?


No, I have had 4 linux multibooting with a couple of windows.

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Hello all,
I recently re-installed Windows 10 on my laptop, and just after, I installed Linux Mint (https://www.linuxmint.com/).
Then, I had Grub 2.02beta2 to start either LM or Win, it works, but ...... if on Windows, I choose extend sleep mode (or classic sleep mode), my computer of course shut down, but when I restart it and choose Windows (to come back and find my last applications opened), it does'nt work. It is like I cut electricity and all is wrong.

I always have a message from windows asking if it needs to check disk, and then, when I open my session, all applications are closed "with error" (when I restart Chrome, it says that does'nt shut down correctly, same with Word or others...).Anyone have an idea of some parameter to adjust ?With Ubuntu, it worked, but not with LM... Thanks !Vincent

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Hi I am looking at Grub4dos since my recent foray into all things bootloaders. I am gaining a little footing with what I can and can't do (practically!) Although it was definitely trickier than I thought (or I just don't have the same time like I used to... ) Anyhow, I am looking at Grub because it sounds easier to learn the Grub2, and all my systems are pre EFI bios setups. I am looking for a 'Hoyle' maintainable setup. Therefore I decided to "initially" install W7 on C: and XP on D: (both on primary partitions)

But... also I have an existing XP image that was originally installed on C: Now I read somewhere, someone had a setup that would boot into a Master boot loader, presumably Grub, and then select one of two OSs and assign it C: and run it. and the other would become D: while leaving E,F,G, etc intact. That would really be a sweet setup for me because I could then use my existing XP image still since it would still think it is on C while running...

So my question is before I dive headlong into Grub. I know it would be the ideal bootloader for multi (pre EFI bios) But can it assign letters to partitions? so as to switch C and D like that while leaving other partitions assigns as they are? Just looking for a little confirmation and any tips. Here goes nothin'...

Answer:Dual Boot W7/XP using Grub - Can grub assign letters to partitions?

Why would you need to use Grub?

Take look at this:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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I installed linux ubuntu onto my new laptop which was originally rinning windows vista ultimat 64-bit, in order to dual boot them, I chose in the llinux install to install grub, a bootloader designed for linux. I decided I didn't want linux anymore and deleted it's partitions. This was stupid, I turned on my computer the next day and apparently the grub bootloader was dependant on files on the partition so, now it won't let me boot to just windows, and I can't just exit grub and get to the vista bootloader either; once grub opens, it says it's starting, then displays






ERROR 22



After that, I'm forced to shutdown. I've tried to use the startup repair feature in the vista os dvd, but it says nothing is wrong, since you can boot vista perfectly fine after you get past the grub bootloader, which I believe the startup check this feature performs begins after the grub thing comes up. I've tried doing things in bcdedit, but haven't found anything that has worked.

I need a way to either uninstall the grub bootlaoder (yes, uninstall the bootloader, we can do this because the vista one is fully intact and would pop up after grub while I was still able to boot normally before I stupidly wiped the linux partitions) or I need a way to bypass the grub bootloader to get to the vista bootloader.

Also, please no idiots telling me to change my BIOS boot device priority to boot from cd first, obviously I'm able to boot from my Vista os dvd in order to ge... Read more

Answer:Grub (a bootloader for linux) won't let me through to vista bootloader

Originally Posted by kautzken



Also, please no idiots telling me to change my BIOS boot device priority to boot from cd first, obviously I'm able to boot from my Vista os dvd in order to get to the recovery features, I want to boot from the hd not a cd.



When requesting help from us, it's best to be polite.

1. download EasyBCD
2. install it
3. go to 'Manage Bootloader' tab
4. select 'reinstall the vista bootloader' (this may be different)
5. click on 'Write MBR'
6. go to 'Add/Remove entries' tab
7. select Linux tab
(should be)
type: grub
name: neosmart grub
drive: (select drive that says something like 'Linux native')
8. Add entry
9. repeat 7 & 8 but the drive should be 'linux swap'

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Hello folks, simple question here,
I have one note 2007 installed on my pc and want to just make a small tweak to it that is a nuicannce in my opinion more than an atcual problem. What i want to do is when onenote closes (meaning the main application) i want to have its tray application close itself. Trust me, it is useful and i have been reviewing this application and like it for starting college but find it annoying how i have the tray application open even when the program is closed. If someone could tell me how to do this it would be appreciated. And i do know about disabling the icon but i dont want to do that as the tray application i find has plenty of usefull features.
 

Answer:Close the one note tray icon automatically when one note is closed

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Question: LILO in 2k

I was running a dual boot system with win 2k and mandrake linux 9 I deleted linux partition and I am trying to get rid of LILO but I don't know how to go about this....

fdisk /mbr does not work in 2k and if I boot to a 9x boot disk and do it that will kill the ntldr if I remember correctly...

Does anyone know what to do?
 

Answer:LILO in 2k

I've never tried it with Windows 2000 but when I had Win 98 SE, Win XP and Redhat Linux...I used the same fdisk /mbr from Win 98 SE inorder to getrid of bootloader(I used Grub). Had no problems at all and everything worked out fine.

You can certainly give it a shot. If you've any problems you can use the Windows 2000 CD and use recovery method to fix the MBR, but I don't think it'll be required.

From personal experience, there won't be any problems if the OS is Win XP!!!

Try fdisk /mbr!!! It should work out!
 

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I have a problem and I want to know if is there any solution that could help me.
I wrote a note on my note gadget on windows vista but accidentally I deleted it and I want to know if there is any way to recover the info I had in it.
Thanks for your help!

Answer:How to recover deleted note on vista note gadget

There will be still something remaining in the file where Sticky Notes save the notes to. This can be found in

%AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\StickyNotes.snt

put this in search bar and you'll get a file in search results, click on it and then open it with Notepad. you'll find all your important notes in it.

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Anyone use any "sticky note"/post it note type program? Looking for one.

Thanks
 

Answer:Free sticky note / post it note program

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I have linux also along with windows xp.
I had trouble with windows xp so i reinstalled it, so MBR was erased and now i couldnt access linux so i re installed lilo ,slackware boots properly ,but if i boot to windows i get
hal.dll file is missing or corrupted ,but if i re install linux also this problem does not come ? why is it ?
 

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Question: lilo removal

i was wondering if somebody could walk me through the removal of the lilo boot loader that was installed with the mandrake system that i have been experimenting with for the last two months.i dont care for linux all that much(maybe i just dont have the right computer skills or background) and i would like to remove lilo. i have a dell demension 4550 ,2.4 ghz, 1 gb ram , western dig. (60gb) master,seagate (160gb) slave, win xp home os.i know that the procedure involves using the install disc and some commands for the mbr but i'm really leary of messing up the boot process. thanks so much .
 

Answer:lilo removal

Is Mandrake still installed?

If not, boot to DOS and type fdisk /mbr
 

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Question: lilo error

After buying a new case and swapping everthing over, (all of which worked initially). i now cannot boot the machine, if i unplug the IDE cable leading to the CD drives, i can get as far as the BIOS, this shows that only one HDD has been detected, always the one on the slave end of the IDE cable, if i try with the CD drives connected it just hangs at primary device detection and never detects anything.I have mandriva installed as well as windows with LILO as the boot manager, before it gets to lilo i get loads of L 01 01 01 01 01 01.... this means that LILO cannot find its config files, can anyone suggest what the problem is? The MOBO seems ok as does the BIOS so am i looking at getting a new HDD or could the cable be the problem? also can anyone shed any light on the reason my system hangs earlier if the CD drives are connected? running athlon XP 2200+512 Mb ddr ram40Gb HDD (Master), 120Gb HDD (Slave)DVD drive (Slave)CD Writer (Master)

Answer:lilo error

Check 1.is the IDE cables cnnected the correct way round in the drive2. jumpers on drives set correctly3. master on center or end connection of ide swap and rety

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Question: lilo question

i have set up my partitions with partition magic in this order
1 - C (win xp)
2 - Linux EXT2
3 - D (windows miscalleneous)
4 - Linux Swap


1)Now my question is when i install linux do i put lilo on Linux ext?
2) and also do i need to set up another other partitions to set up linux or do i just need the ext 2 and swap


any comments are appreciated
thankx
 

Answer:lilo question

All this, and the thread you made titled "linux installation" should be explained on <whatever distro you're trying to install>'s documentation. What distro ARE you trying to install? Most make this process easy (with tools such as CFDisk, and FDisk, which are incredibly easy to use, and incredibly useful if you just read a bit about them).

Anyway... I personally prefer installing my boot loader on the Master Boot Record. You can also just use a floppy to boot to your linux partition if you don't want to mess with the MBR, but the MBR is easy to fix if you do mess up somehow. The distro you're installing should give you the options on where you want lilo installed, and make this process fairly easy. And yes, all you need is a swap partition and a main partition (in your case Ext2, but can also be ReiserFS, xfs, etc).
 

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Hi, I'm Jake
I'm new to Linux. My friend helped me put an older version a Suse on my
2nd hard drive a while ago. I don't have time anymore so I just want to
take out the hard drive and put a bigger one there. I think I need to edit the master boot record with lilo somehow so I can do that but I don't know how.
If I unplug the linux hard drive all I get is zero's and ones across my screen.
I am very unfamiliar with linux and don't want to wreck any of my files on
my xp drive.
 

Answer:need help changing LILO

Boot from the XP-CD and run the Recovery Console. You want the FIXBOOT function, which will replace the boot sector and the boot files. This should get rid of LILO.
 

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Howdy... any way to make Lilo listen for a USB keyboard? BIOS picks it up, Linux picks it up... my RAID card and Lilo don't, however... any ideas?
 

Answer:Lilo and USB keyboard...

Forgive me if this is what you meant by "BIOS picks it up", but did you enable USB Keyboard support in the BIOS. I think it defaults to off and a couple of docs I read pointed to that.
 

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Question: Removing LiLo

anyone have any idea how to remove the Linux Loader Lilo.I have XP Pro on my main drive (c:) and Mandrake 10 on my slave drive (e:). Lilo resides on e: and invokes either Xp pro or mandrake.I'm getting rid of the e: drive and replacing it with a new, bigger drive but won't be immediately replacing Mandrake. If I remove the e: drive the system won't boot, as it's looking for Lilo, so I need to make my system boot from c:, anyone any idea how to do this? I have my original XP Pro cd if this is needed.TIAAlan

Answer:Removing LiLo

go into mandrake and disable lilo before you remove the e drive. Make sure your bios is set to boot from c drive. I had exactly the same situation. I think lilo is installed on your c drive anyway otherwise it would not be accessed when the computer boots.

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Question: lilo removal

hey guys, i have my pc w/ a second HD w/ mandrake on it, and lilo boot manager, how do i remove the linux and lilo? i tried just pulling the HD but it gave me an error and wouldnt let me boot. i never got to use teh linux cuz apparently goofed on my root password and cant get in, and idnt set any accounts. plus i could use the spare HD on my other system
 

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I had installed Linux(redhat7.0) but when it crashed i reformatted the Linux partitions
No problems Win started normally
but after yet another freeze
it rebooted ending with
LI
So it was trying to boot the linux partion again, then this tip ame from a friend
Insert win 98 cd
Startup (not setup with or without droms support)
At prompt type:fdisk /mbr
 

Answer:TIP fdisk /mbr to remove Lilo from mbr

I'll move this over to the tips forum.
 

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Hey there,

I have a rather complicated problem with a probably simple solution. I used to have a tri-boot machine - my first primary partition was WinXP Pro, second was a Xubuntu installation with swap on an extended partition, and finally a Win7 Pro primary partition.

I deleted WinXP Pro and Xubuntu to create my very first Gentoo Linux installation. While that went well, I accidentally broke my Win7 startup. It's listed just fine under LILO (unless I listed it improperly) but Win7's BOOTMGR is now missing. I'm assuming the BOOTMGR might have been part of the WinXP installation.

I went to this guide: Bootmgr is missing - Fix

However, I don't want to replace the MBR. I just want to reinstall the BOOTMGR onto the Win7 Pro partition so I can boot both Gentoo and Win7 properly. Of course, I might be misinterpreting where the BOOTMGR is normally located.

Any suggestions?

Thanks much,
--Red

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing//using LILO

First of all you are going to need to Create a System repair disk or you can use your Windows 7 Installation Disk

System Repair Disc - Create

First thing is to Boot into the Disk



   Note
You will need to make sure your BIOS is set to Boot from CD/DVD


After that Access to the System Recovery options

Please follow Option 2

System Recovery Options

Now you open up a command Prompt Window then enter the Following commands:


Code:
bootrec.exe /Fixboot
Press enter and then Enter this


Code:
bootrec.exe /Fixmbr
Press Enter

Now restart your Computer and see if you can boot into Windows 7



   Tip
Plug in your AC Power cord if you are using a Laptop


Hope This Helps,
Josh

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1. Load, if I press a function key like f11, if no key is pressed then the main os is loaded from the hard drive as normal.

2. can be password protected- meaning if F11 is press, you are prompted for a password before the menu loads.

3. is easily configurable, added and deleting things from the menu

4.easy to install.

5.FREE if possible.
 

Answer:Is there a Lilo boot manager that can do the following

GRUB loader can do all this
 

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Should I go with a note 3 or 4? should I go with another note device.....  Suggestions please!

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This is what happens when I turn my computer on. but if restart my computer it fuctions normally. i have an xp os as well as an ubuntu. i was getting this problem even before installing ubuntu. also lately, i am getting a lot of blue screens on my startup asking me to reboot. please help.

Answer:GRUB Loading stage 1.5 GRUB loading?

"i was getting this problem even before installing ubuntu"You won't get a GRUB error on a "pure" XP system. GRUB is generally loaded with Linux, unless you loaded a different distro prior to Ubuntu? Or some sort of boot manager software?"i am getting a lot of blue screens on my startup"Could be a sign of bad RAM or incorrect memory settings. Are there STOP: error codes on the blue screens? Post the error message....

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I have a T42 coming my way. For my plans with this system, I can eliminate needing a spare hdd if I can simply run the linux VMWare w/ a Windows XP or Server 2003 image.

Right now, my plans were to be running XP Pro w/ VMWare XP/2003 image, and doing most of my work in the VMWare image(running FTP tasks, etc.) on the 40gb it comes with, and use a 20 for Ubuntu.
But, if I can run Ubuntu on the 40, and re-use the images I already have set up, I can save myself a lot of time and effort.
Does anyone know if a pre-existing image made on a Windows machine will transfer and operate properly if used in Linux's VMWare?
 

Answer:Want to move to Ubuntu Linux; do VMWare machines made in Windows work in Linux?

Yes. VM machines created in Windows will work fine in Linux vmware enivronment. And the vice versa is true as well.
 

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Goal: Dual boot Windows 7 and Linux and have an NTFS partition for both OS.

Problem: When creating Logical Partitions with any Linux partition tool(Gparted, cfdisk) the Linux swap and ext 4 partitions shows up on Windows 7 as primary partitions outside of the Extended partition while the NTFS partition shows up inside the Extended partition as logical drive. Disk management shows 5 primary partitions and 1 logical drive inside an extended partition.(As seen in Disk1.jpg attachment) I'm using MBR.(not UEFI)

I can create the partitions in Windows 7 disk management and choose not to format the two logical partitions used for Linux. I can then use the mkswap and mkfs.ext4 command to format the partitions.(See Disk2.jpg attachment)

Questions:
Why is Windows 7 disk management not showing my partitions correctly when I use a Linux tool to partition the disk? Will this cause any problems with Windows 7? I'm afraid of making Windows 7 unbootable.(although it booted just fine I do plan on using EasyBCD to add an entry to load the grub bootloader for Linux)

If I partition my disk with Windows 7 disk management(as seen in Disk2.jpg) will that cause any problems for Linux?

What is the recommended way to handle this? What are the downsides to each way?

Note: I'm a bit of a linux noob.

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Hello.

Devices powered by Linux are increasing day by day, and most of these devices are positioned at the entry or key points of any organization?s network. Misconfigurations and easy to exploit vulnerabilities are commonly leveraged by bad actors. Many of these attacks can be studied by configuring low-interactive Honeypots.

Low-interactive Honeypots can capture the malware scripts and binaries, however analyzing these malware samples are also important. Further, keeping such analysis openly available helps independent researchers to search information of their interest and make useful conclusions.

Detux aims at automating the analysis of Linux samples, by supporting multiple CPU architectures (ARM, MIPS, MIPSEL, x86 and x86-64), and making its result openly available for researchers.

detux - The Linux Sandbox


 

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OK,
My config is HP G6 1075 SA with W7 Home Premium 64 bit pre-installed. It was working well until last week when I decided to install Debian Linux. I am no N00B to Linux and have installed it probably 100s of times. Debian installed and booted well but Windows BSODed with an error 0x0000225 cannot access drive. I formatted C and attempted to reinstall Windows 7 but it is unable to detect the HDD. I accept terms of license and move on to the point of choosing disks but nothing shows up. (There is an option to choose drivers. Where do I locate them? The HP website isn't helpful and I can't even find my product let aside the drivers)

I have already tried :
1. Partitioning an NTFS file system in Debian. Doesnt show.
2. Deleting a partition in Debian and attempt to see the free space in W7 Installer. Didn't work.
3. Try to do the BIOS setting thing (Change SATA option from AHCI to compatible or something). I could find no such setting in BIOS. The BIOS was severely limited with only option of switching on fan.

What do I do ?
The chipset is Intel HM55 if that helps and harddrive is SATA 5400 rpm 500GB.

Answer:W7 installer doesn't detect SATA after Linux, Linux works smoothly

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT





SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Scientific Linux 6.7 Officially Released, Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7
Based on the freely distributed source code of the recently announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 operating system from Red Hat Inc., Scientific Linux 6.7 is here to update its base to the upstream OS, add some tweaks, update many of its core components, and address some of the most annoying bugs.

Prominent features of Scientific Linux 6.7 include the addition of the IceWM window manager, updated the OpenAFS package to version 1.6.14, updated the epel-release package to version 6.8, built the glusterfs-server package from the TUV sources provided for the GlusterFS client.
 

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iM GONNA RUN Gentoo and i need to know a good LINUX COMPATIBLE MOBO and linux compatible lan and linux commmpatible MODEM

thanks in advance, anythiong u may know may be useful
thanks again

Answer:What Is A Good Linux Compatible Socket A Mobo W/ Lan Support In Linux?

I'm not sure myself. There are a few boards that claim to be good with linux that i've seen. I can't recall them at this time. I'm going to be building 2 linux machines soon. I've been wondering the same question but to no avail. I recently purchased a network card for a windows machine i just alterred. The brand is Belkin. In the manual it mentions that it's compatible with LINUX/UNIX.

I haven't tested out the card yet, but if the card seems good/decent in windows, then i'll perhaps try it out in one of the linux machines i build soon. You might want to look into it yourself. Dont know if it really is compatible... but its worth a try... and it only sells for 15 bucks.

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I haven't even installed linux yet, or tried it on live CD. Currently I have a system running windows xp, ultimately I would like a system with dual OS (linux + windows). I plan to gradually become less dependant on windows, until I only need it for gaming purposes, if that. I have little idea as to how possible or impossible this dream of dual OS is, as I have searched google and the linux.com site for information yielding no definitive answer.

Ideally I would buy another hard drive, and install my chosen distro of linux on this, so that I have XP on one and linux on the other HDD. Can this actually be done? Would this form the basis of a workable dual OS setup? Ubuntu, Kubuntu and madriva are distros that look promising, having been recommended by zegeniestudios.net and gotten good press from Distrowatch.com. I can try before I commit and wish to, using live CD. Is this a no risk way of trying them?


Do all distros of linux require compiling of their kernels in order to achieve greatest effectiveness?

I run a PC I have personally built with an MSI K8 Neo4 motherboard(integrated AC97 sound), AMD 64 3000+ CPU, Belkin wireless network card(is used a lot for internet connection via router), GeForce 6600 graphics card, 450 watt PSU.

I appreciate help on this issue, its fairly urgent, would like to be able to know for certain how to go about switching to linux ASAP.
 

Answer:LINUX Question: want to install linux on windows xp system + few other questions

Yes, it can be done that way. You can either put it all on one hard drive, which can result in two broken operating systems for beginners, or on two seperate ones. Linux requires 2 partitions, so keep that in mind when setting things up. I've installed Linux both ways; I had to get creative for the 2 OS on 1 setup.

If you install on 2 hard drives, make sure Windows is installed first, then install Linux. If you use the linux boot loader, things should be easier in the end. Be sure to make a boot disk/recovery/emergency disk when prompted in the Linux install.

I had a friend who had a RAID 0 or 1 setup and tried to use a live CD on his computer and it broke his array for some reason. He ended up reinstalling Windows because of it.

It depends on what you plan to do with the OS, in respect to compiling the kernel. If there is a driver you want to add or a modification you wish to make, you may need to recompile.

On the topic of drivers, some distros don't come with wireless drivers for all cards. You might want to look into a wireless driver for your Internet connection before deciding on a distro. Either from Belkin (they might have) or native to the distro. Sound might also require a driver search.
 

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We?ve said many times that when a Linux version is ready, we?d let you know. Today, we?re delighted to announce our first Chromium-based Linux version is ready for download on our Developer stream. Go ahead and download Opera Developer 24 for Linux.Click to expand...

Source
 

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Hi all,

where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using?i tried to f ind it in /usr/src/linux-2.4.20.8, but no result.
 

Answer:where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using.

I moved you over to development, maybe someone here will be familiar with the layout of the source files.
 

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I watched a video about the guy using Windows subsystem and run full Linux desktop without using remote software. There is no white thing on top. He can switch between Linux and Windows using a keyboard shortcut. Linux desktop is smooth, 60 fps, no lag so it means he don't use remote desktop.

I have been looking into this but i only found tutorials about using install Linux in Windows subsystem and use VNC or other remove desktop softwares which is laggy and have 16-bit color to remote Linux locally.

How did he run Linux desktop directly without remote desktop softwares?

The Windows Subsystem for Linux is awesome - YouTube

Answer:Windows 10 linux subsystem: Run Linux desktop directly?

Windows Anniversary has the option to run Linux bash commands, It's not as great as it sounds because since it cant access the Windows kernel there are many commands that will not work.

You can install the Bash shell on any edition of Windows 10, including Windows 10 Home. However, it does require a 64-bit version of Windows 10.

With that said if you want to install bash on Windows 10 Anniversary try this tutorial from TenForums.
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...e-disable.html

After installing run this command to update Linux
Code:
apt update && apt -y upgrade && apt -y dist-upgrade && apt-get -y autoremove

If you want to go further and use a Linux GUI after installing Bash try this tutorial
http://www.howtogeek.com/249966/how-...on-windows-10/

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Hi there

I usually run a LINUX HOST for testing Windows VM's - but I need to test some new releases of various Linux distros so I've created some VM's --easy enough and running them on a Windows Host.

However I can't attach a USB drive with a Linux file system (XFS) to the VM as the Windows HOST rejects the HDD wanting me to format it !!. There's 2.7 TB of media files on it - I want to test running media server in a VM.

Anybody know how to bypass the Windows nag prompt about the HDD and be able to attach it direct to the VM.

(The other way round is no problem -- never a problem loading NTFS HDD's on to Linux machines -- however the NTFS file system is SLOW compared with XFS -- on USB3 device on Native windows transfer rate of 1 TB of files from fast NTFS HDD to NTFS USB3 device is max 82 Mib/s - average for whole transfer. On same machine with Native Linux and XFS to XFS (using same HDD's and USB 3 port avg speed is 350 mib/s !! -- HUGE difference !!!).

Note I have to have a Windows Host for this --I know I could run Linux VM's from a Linux Host but in this case I do have to use a Windows Host as that will be the destination system at the end of testing.

BTW I'm running VMWARE workstation 12.1 on W10 Pro Host.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Windows HOST, attach Linux external USB to Linux VM

jimbo45 said:

Hi there

I usually run a LINUX HOST for testing Windows VM's - but I need to test some new releases of various Linux distros so I've created some VM's --easy enough and running them on a Windows Host.

However I can't attach a USB drive with a Linux file system (XFS) to the VM as the Windows HOST rejects the HDD wanting me to format it !!. There's 2.7 TB of media files on it - I want to test running media server in a VM.

Anybody know how to bypass the Windows nag prompt about the HDD and be able to attach it direct to the VM.

(The other way round is no problem -- never a problem loading NTFS HDD's on to Linux machines -- however the NTFS file system is SLOW compared with XFS -- on USB3 device on Native windows transfer rate of 1 TB of files from fast NTFS HDD to NTFS USB3 device is max 82 Mib/s - average for whole transfer. On same machine with Native Linux and XFS to XFS (using same HDD's and USB 3 port avg speed is 350 mib/s !! -- HUGE difference !!!).

Note I have to have a Windows Host for this --I know I could run Linux VM's from a Linux Host but in this case I do have to use a Windows Host as that will be the destination system at the end of testing.

BTW I'm running VMWARE workstation 12.1 on W10 Pro Host.

Cheers
jimbo



Not a direct solution but wouldn't it work if drive was formatted as exFAT instead which can be read or written on Linux (may need to add support).

Perhaps putting a small fat 32 partition on drive so you can... Read more

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I am on Linux Mint 17.2 (Cinnamon as DE) (with kernel 4.2.0.18 installed and loaded) and I'm getting this message when trying to add a PPA via the terminal: Cannot add ppa: 'no json object could be decoded'. What is the cause and what is the fix?

Secondly, I think I installe GzDoom correctly) but I get: Something went wrong!
If you haven't installed any Doom IWAD files yet or if GZDoom is unable to locate them, put the files or symlinks to them in '/home/dlf/.config/gzdoom' or start the game with the command 'DOOMWADDIR=/path/to/iwadfiledir gzdoom'. . . . So where do I put the files (IWAD? pk3?) I'd presume something like: /home/dlf/.config/gzdoom. And how could I get Wolfenstein 3d/SOD/Quake working with (G)zdoom. I'm on Linux Mint 17.2 with cinnamon (as the desktop environment) if it matters.
 

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Hi there

I usually run a LINUX HOST for testing Windows VM's - but I need to test some new releases of various Linux distros so I've created some VM's --easy enough and running them on a Windows Host.

However I can't attach a USB drive with a Linux file system (XFS) to the VM as the Windows HOST rejects the HDD wanting me to format it !!. There's 2.7 TB of media files on it - I want to test running media server in a VM.

Anybody know how to bypass the Windows nag prompt about the HDD and be able to attach it direct to the VM.

(The other way round is no problem -- never a problem loading NTFS HDD's on to Linux machines -- however the NTFS file system is SLOW compared with XFS -- on USB3 device on Native windows transfer rate of 1 TB of files from fast NTFS HDD to NTFS USB3 device is max 82 Mib/s - average for whole transfer. On same machine with Native Linux and XFS to XFS (using same HDD's and USB 3 port avg speed is 350 mib/s !! -- HUGE difference !!!).

Note I have to have a Windows Host for this --I know I could run Linux VM's from a Linux Host but in this case I do have to use a Windows Host as that will be the destination system at the end of testing.

BTW I'm running VMWARE workstation 12.1 on W10 Pro Host.

Cheers
jimbo

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Question: grub on win 8

had anyone successfully configure grub on windows to dual boot ubuntu 12.04?i ask this because i cannot dual boot ubuntu and win 8 from ubuntu 12.04 installation

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Question: grub

I just went to restart windows & when it rebooted all it said was

Grub version 0.93 640k lower/39218k upper memory
minimal bash like editing is supported.

I can't restart windows, has anyone else encountered this problem & if so did you find a soloution? I read that hitting f8 works but that was unsuccessful.

My husband usually fixes the computer but he is away and i really need to get my emails so if anyone could help that would be great
 

Answer:grub

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Question: FC4 and GRUB

I have a box with three hard drives

hde (Windows ME)
hdf (FC2)
hdg (FC3)

The system boots up with GRUB with hdg as the default (uses grub.conf on hdg)
Now I install FC4 on hdf. But on boot up, GRUB is still looking at grub.conf on hdg.
How do I get GRUB to use grub.conf on hdf?

Thanks
 

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Question: GRUB and DR Dos

Recently I had both XP and Ubuntu installed on different partitions on my HDD. GRUB was installed with the Ubunutu install. I decided I didn't want Ubuntu installed anymore, so deleted the partition it was on. This foobed the GRUB install, and it just errors and won't load any OS.

I've lost my original XP cd, so have tried to burn a boot cd, but none of them seem to work, and when I hold 'r' to try to get to the recovery console it only goes to Dr. Dos. Here I try to either re-write the MBR, which it won't do because the original MBR can't be overwritten. Because I can't get to the recovery console I can't do FIXMBR, and fdisk /mbr doesn't get me anywhere.

trying to reinstall ubuntu gets me nowhere as i can't seem to boot from the cd.

So, I'm very stuck, what do I do?

Thanks

-Dan

Answer:GRUB and DR Dos

Please, this is very frustrating.

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Question: Grub?

Greeting fellow Geekathonians,
Does anyone have any experience playing with the bootloader GRUB?
I'm installing Suse and on a second HDD (let's call this HD2) that I put in my XP machine. I want to make as few changes as humanly possible to the HDD with XP on it (HD1). In light of this, I figured I could make HD2 the master HDD and install GRUB and Suse to it.
So far, that seems to have worked out since GRUB and Suse both run fine. The only problem is that it won't boot XP on HD1.
Looking around online, I've found the code I need to put in to GRUB to make that work, but I can't open the file I need to make the needed changes.
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance for any help!
 

Answer:Grub?

otaku244 said:



Greeting fellow Geekathonians,
Looking around online, I've found the code I need to put in to GRUB to make that work, but I can't open the file I need to make the needed changes.Click to expand...

Hi otaku244
What's the name of the file that you need to modify? In my dual boot, system, I use the Windows NT loader to select either Windows or Linux. My GRUB boot loader is installed on the Linux root partition instead of via the MBR. This way, if I need to repair my Windows installation, it's a much simpler matter.
 

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Question: Grub>:

i installed centOS 5.2 and windows xp service pack 3 on my home pc, last night i deleted one vfat partition on centos platform using fdisk command, and i create one new vfat partition, after that i use partprobe command. i can't see the boot menu i.e windows and centOS it's directly go to grub> this prompt. what should i do please help me to solve this problem. i don't want to format my system bcoz i has so much of data. thanks in advance

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ok so I got tired of messing around with redhat linux, so I deleted the partitions containing it, but grub keeps loading still(I'm on a dual boot with windows xp) How do I get rid of grub?
 

Answer:Getting rid of grub

i believe you have to boot from the xp cd, go to the recovery console and type fixmbr or fixboot i forget which. typing help will give a list of commands and typing 'command /?' will tell what each command does
 

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Question: Grub... ?!

Hi,

Whenever I start my PC, I get greeted with a message after the POST screen, in the standard DOS-type text, simply saying "GRUB" (or "GRUB GRUB"). From here, the PC becomes unresponsive, and I can only turn it off. I believe this is linked to the Grub Boot Loader I once had installed on my secondary hard drive which was installed in a different PC. However, it has only been rearing its head over the last couple of days.

I have tried the "bootrec" command from the Vista disc with the /fixmbr, /fixboot and /rebuildbcd commands. However, this has not provided me with a permanent fix. The /rebuildbcd and /scanos arguments return a message saying it found no compatible Vista installations. Vista will start with no problems, however, provided the Vista install disc is in the DVD drive. I don't need to "press any key to boot from the DVD", just having it in the drive is perfectly sufficient.

Just recently I've been having some troubles with my hard drive failing, which may or may not be related. (The first paragraph of the first post is probably the most relevant): Vista won't start

Note that I have also done a full system scan using NOD32, which found no problems.

I am completely confused about this problem; I'm even more confused, though, about how the problem arose in the first place.

Any help would be fantastic!

Thanks,
- Noddy

Answer:Grub... ?!

Yes GRUB errors are related to your System or the BIOS not reading from the HDD.. It's a HD related error.. I don't really kno a lot in this area, but that could very well be ur problem.. I'd try and get a external Hd and move over anything important from that dying HD.. if you have anything important.. other than that, hopefully some others can help you.. SCSI RAID is very helpful with HD's.. give it a lil bit, I'm sure he or someone else will see this thread and shed some more light on it..

Good Luck!

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Ok, I decided that I didn't have enough time to mess with Linux, so I deleted the partitions. I rebooted and Grub game up and I can't get rid of it. I know that I have to fix my master boot record, but I don't have a msdos disc or the original windows xp disc, because i have a restore disc. Does anyone know where I can get a program to clear my master boot record. I used to have a disc that let me do this, but for some reason it wont load. Please help. I need windows back.
 

Answer:can't get rid of grub

Nevermind, I figured it out without deleting the master boot record. All I had to do at the GRUD prompt, was type root (hd0,0), then chainloader +1, then boot, and bam Windows Loaded.
 

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Question: GRUB and OKR

Here's a bit of a tricky one... I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to make it so that pressing the One Key Rescue from the off-state causes the computer to boot into GRUB. Essentially, how might one go about replacing the One Key Rescue software with the GRUB bootloader. Thanks

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I was running a dualboot of WinXP and RedHat for several months on my computer. Recently I received a second PC which I have dedicated totally to Linux and have removed RH from the original PC. However, Grub is still installed on the MBR.... how do I remove it?

I know I used to just pop in the Win2k CD (when I was running Win2k) and do a FIXMBR ... unfortunately, my copy of WinXP is not a full one - its one of the "restore" CDs that Compaq gives out - so I dont have that option.

Can I use the FIXMBR from Win2K CD?
 

Answer:Getting Rid of Grub

Will FDISK /MBR work?
 

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I installed an 80GB HDD with Linux to work in sync with my 120GB Windows 7 & and 1TB HDD. I removed the 80 GB to temporarily use in my NAS. Now when I boot up my PC it says GRUB entering rescue mode. How can I get my PC to boot into Windows automatically and get rid of GRUB?

Answer:How to get rid of GRUB

Use EasyBCD to overwrite the bootloader and restore it back to the Windows bootloader.

EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies

Just get the free version.

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Question: GRUB

Could anyone point me to a download site for GRUB ? All I could find is an FTP site, I would prefer a normal download, not a fan of FTP myself.
 

Answer:GRUB

Just use the ftp link on the gnu site instead of wasting your time. Firefox even has FTP support built in, theres no excuse.
 

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Question: W7 ate my GRUB...

I did say in an old post to keep an eye out for this

So, being the curious monkey I am, I installed the 6801 build on a separate partition. All was good. Very nice.

Not surprisingly, my GRUB loader was wiped out. That's no big deal. I'll deal with that later.

What IS surprising and VERY ANNOYING, is that my Vista installation is now deactivated and is in "You may the victim of Counterfeiting Mode" . Black desktop, nagging errors, etc. WTF!

Curiosity may not have killed the cat, but it did BORK my installations. Bah. No new OS is worth this sort of hassle.

Answer:W7 ate my GRUB...

Apart from being annoyed, I'm curious as to WHY this has occurred. Any ideas?

It's on a separate partition on a separate HDD for crying out loud.....

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Ok so i Duel boot Windows XP and Unix Ubuntu.  After i deleted the partion that had Ubuntu on it cause i didn't want it anymore and i sign on, it comes up with GRUB Stage 1.5    GRUB Error 17, I NEED HELP BADLY i'm running off of my Ubuntu Live disc and can't even get into my C drive through it so if some one could help me with this is would be much appretiated.  :]

Answer:GRUB Error 17 HELP!!!

think you should post it in computer hope (linux)i don't even know how to help this..but give i try here..http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=339569maybe gave you some idea

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Question: grub problem

i have dual os pc vista and linux fedora .to remove linux i opened computer management and right click on space of linux partition then clicked on delete volume.
then i restrarted my computer now it is showing a grub>
what shoud i do now please it's very urgent...

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Question: GRUB error 17

I duel booted Backtrack 4 and Windows 7 i went to uninstall Backtrack 4 (because i don't use it that much). Then when i restarted my computer i keep getting "GRUB Loading stage1.5. GRUB loading, please wait... Error 17." Can anyone help me? I need this computer for school and other gaming things.

Answer:GRUB error 17

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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Question: Grub Loader

I have on my computer a dual boot with ubantu and windows xp, i mostly use windows xp and i don't want Ubantu to be loaded first, (List: Ubantu, Ubantu Safe Mode, [something...], Windows) and i want to switch the ordering to make windows first so i don't need to scroll down to select windows xp...
any way i can change it?
thanks
 

Answer:Grub Loader

courtlandhui said:

I have on my computer a dual boot with ubantu and windows xp, i mostly use windows xp and i don't want Ubantu to be loaded first, (List: Ubantu, Ubantu Safe Mode, [something...], Windows) and i want to switch the ordering to make windows first so i don't need to scroll down to select windows xp...
any way i can change it?
thanksClick to expand...

Just change the order in your /boot/grub/grub.conf file.
You can also set the default by including "default #" in /boot/grub/grub.conf also. Replace the # with the number of system you want loaded. (In your case 3)
 

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Hi all,

So, I had a dual boot going with XP and ubuntu, where XP was on one disk, and I installed Ubuntu overtop on a separate disk. Unfortunately, my XP disk has crashed, and now I cannot boot into anything (typing from a live cd).

I'm a bit shaky with the booting stuff, but from what I understand, my MBR would be on the original XP disk? How would I move it over to a different disk so I can boot?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Please help - moving grub/MBR

I guess nobody here uses ubuntu around here Boot off the XP disc, follow like you were installing XP fresh until you see the repair option and try performing an MBR repair from there
 

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Ok...
The other day i try to load xp and it hangs. I have a dual boot sys with XPprosp1 and redhat with GRUB as my loader. I try safe mode xp and it hangs on agp440. So i try to boot from the xp cd to recovery console. Unfortunately i screw up when inputting my admin password and it kicks me. I try again but now i can't boot from the cd. After bios it says "boot from cd" but then jumps right to GRUB, completelt bypassing the boot cd AND a boot disk. I can get to redhat fine (thank god) but cant get to the recovery console. Did i screw myself permanently when i flubbed the admin passwd or is it GRUB?
 

Answer:grub won't let me boot from xp cd

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Question: Grub Bootloader

Running windows XP,

i booted ubuntu 8.4 off a live CD, and did a full install onto a flash drive.

now when i boot off the hard drive it looks for a bootloader on the flash drive and uses that instead

suggestions?
 

Answer:Grub Bootloader

Hi,
Do you think you might get more help in the Linux forum here at TSG? I've seen (and used) some very helpful replies there?
You could ask a mod to move this thread if you think that's a good idea.

Richard
 

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Question: Problem with grub

I just installed fedora core 2 with grub bootloader. After the install when I restart the machine it just says grub on the screen and sits there.
 

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Question: GRUB - ERROR 18

Help. I have windows XP and wanted to try Linux. I bought a copy of Suse Linux 9.3 Professional and tried to install it to a slave drive. Now everytime I tun on my PC I get a GRUB error 18, and my PC does not go any further, therefore I cannot even boot into windows. Can anyone help as I am now a bit stuck.

Answer:GRUB - ERROR 18

Sounds like a corrupt boot record.Do you have a winXP disk?

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