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

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by MATTRESS, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. MATTRESS

    MATTRESS Gawd

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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
     
  2. compslckr

    compslckr [H]ardForum Junkie

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    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
     
  3. darkpark

    darkpark Gawd

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    of if you have a starndard ms-dos boot disk with fdisk on it than simply run fdisk /mbr