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> MBR Help, I deleted a linux partition but GRUB is
DJA29
post May 15 2006, 10:29 AM
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I have 2 hard drives and one had Fedora Core 4 on it and the other has Windows XP Home Edition. I used the Administrative tools in XP to format the drive with linux on it. Then I restarted Windows and found myself at the GRUB command line! I had forgot to delete GRUB from the MBR! Now I'm panicking. I can't delete me Windows Drive it has important data that I hadn't backed up. What should I do?!?!
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post May 15 2006, 11:10 AM
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Very easy to fix.

To restore the MBR boot the XP install disk to recovery mode and run fixmbr.
Or using W98 emergency boot floppy disk run fdisk /mbr.
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post May 15 2006, 11:44 AM
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I dont have a computer running Windows 98 and I dont know where my XP CD is. Is there a place where I could download a Windows 98 floppy disk?

EDIT: Come to think of it I dont have any floppy disks. Is there any way I could burn a rescure CD or do anything from the GRUB command-line?
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post May 15 2006, 03:32 PM
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There are several rescue boot CDs but I couldn't find any that has MSDOS fdisk.
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post May 15 2006, 03:39 PM
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To boot via commands:
grub> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
grub> makeactive
grub> chainloader +1
grub> boot
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post May 15 2006, 11:15 PM
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http://bootdisk.com/ has Windows 98 boot disks. smile.gif


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