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Re: Trouble booting after deleting partition

From: Dan Farrell
Subject: Re: Trouble booting after deleting partition
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 00:08:48 -0600

On Sun, 4 Feb 2007 14:13:40 -0800 (PST)
freddge <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi,
> I need help for my brother. He has a window based system, to wich he
> add a linux partition with Grub to select boot OS. Lately he erased
> the linux partition, now Grub gives an error when booting, it can't
> start, and the computer does not boot. When booting from bootable
> floppy, he cannot acces his harddrive "c:\".
> Please help. Tell me if you need any other information.
> Thanks.
The information grub needs to boot is gone.  It probably resided
in /boot on the linux partition.  To recover the system, you'll need a
new /boot directory on that partition for grub to use.  Note that the
partition could probably be a lot smaller (25MB say) but will still
need the grub files.  

If you found someone with the same version of grub, you might be able
to boot it that way.  Alternately, if you put grub on a floppy you
could probably boot it that way.  That's probably the easiest.  Install
grub to a floppy and boot into windows, then reformat the mbr from
there and grub will not hassle you again.

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