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Re: Tried to un-install Ubuntu; grub rescue gone bad

From: Dinesh Israni
Subject: Re: Tried to un-install Ubuntu; grub rescue gone bad
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 19:34:32 -0500

If you have the Windows XP CD you can use it to boot into the recovery mode and type fixboot, which should allow you to boot into Windows if the partition hasn't been messed up.

More info here:


On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 7:23 PM, umptious <address@hidden> wrote:
Hi -

For some reason Ubuntu 10 wouldn't boot once I had installed it to a netbook (an HP Mini Note.) I'd given it most of the drive so I needed to uninstall and the only thing I could come up with was repartitioning from the machines original XP install (I'd hoped for a better way but when I asked on the Ubuntu forum I got deafening silence.) The problem is that now the machine comes in in grub rescue but it doesn't work except that ls will tell me my partition names - ls can't read the data in them and even "help" doesn't work. I've tried booting an old Knoppix disc from a plug-in CD drive and Ubuntu 10 from a usb pen but the machine ignores them. I suppose my next step would be trying another Linux distro from the pen, but before I carry on chimpanzeeeing at this, does anyone have better suggestions? XP should still be there, is there a way I can get to it? After that I'll worry about trying to install another version of Linux.

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