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Ebene

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Today I managed to dual boot Ubuntu Linux with XP, to do so I had to install Grub. I attempted to delete the partition Ubuntu was on because I was stressing too much on trying to get it to work with my wireless card. Now everytime I boot up I get Error 17 from Grub.

I can't boot to a CD without that coming up. I can boot to a floppy, but it doesn't detect any other drives...

please tell me there is a way around this. :tazz:
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Also, I don't care about any of the data on the HDD. Anything will work as long as I can have XP reloaded by Thursday night.
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I finally managed to edit the BIOS to boot to the CD drive but I get this error:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

Then it tries to boot normally and I get the same GRUB error.
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Ok, I tried a different XP CD I had and it worked. I booted to the recovery console and I went to C:\WINDOWS. I did fixboot C: and it was a success. Then I typed exit and I still get the GRUB error message.
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WOOOO, I FIXED IT!

I used fixmbr instead of fixboot.

Thanks for everyone's thorough help and support. :tazz:
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GRRR, Now I'm still stuck with 2 partitions. How can I delete the unallocated partition so my C drive will show up as 40GB again?
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Use any 3rd party partition manger.
Also next time, if u decide to install Linux and U want to keep "Windows Boot Manager" instead of GRUB. Tell me, I got a way to do that.

Edited by darth_ash, 14 July 2005 - 04:41 AM.

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