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    GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB "Whats Going on?"

    Everything was working fine. I have XPand redhat9 on the same HDD and the dual boot was working fine.

    IO added a second HDD and now instead of grub loading giving me the choice of which OS to boot, it just keeps saying GRUB GRUB GRUB over and over again, i cannot type anything.

    I chacked and yes the new HDD is set to slave.

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    Re:GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB "Whats Going on?"

    Maybe when you added a new hdd you changed something that grub doesn't expect to be changed? For example, in my /boot/grub/menu.lst I have an option "splashimage = (hd0,4)/grub/splash.xpm.gz"...if it were me I'd try changing that to (hd1,4)/grub/splash.xpm.gz. You'll need a boot disk and a way to access the shell though.

    If that kind of stuff don't work, do you have the original rh9 cd? I know with Fedora Core 1 it gives you the option to repair the bootloader when you pop in the cd and reboot. Mayve give that a try?

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    Re:GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB "Whats Going on?"

    hello,
    considering no order was changed i would try what Tyr_7BE suggested - you can also try running install from the grub prompt, iir this give more information rather than install anything. i went through this a while back.

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    Re:GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB "Whats Going on?"

    Now it doesnt load XP, when i select in grub it doesnt go to windows it just does nothing and the time goes back to 20 seconds.

    How do i format just the windwos partition, and the reinstall it without getting rid of linux?

    I looked at the grub code and i cant see anything wrong with grub.conf

    Any help would be much apreciated.

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    Re:GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB "Whats Going on?"

    you mean make windows xp bootable again? using ms windows fdisk run fdisk /mbr

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    Re:GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB "Whats Going on?"

    Boot to your Windows cd and reinstall Windows. Make sure you erase only your Windows partition ant any of the other ones.

    HOWEVER,

    I think you don't need to reinstall Windows. Get a DOS bootdisk from http://bootdisk.com , and boot to DOS. once there, do
    Code:
    FDISK /MBR

    that should reinstall the Windows bootloader and remove grub.

    Afterwards, boot to your Fedora cd and follow PBHarris' advise.

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    Re:GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB "Whats Going on?"

    I used the boot disk to boot to the command line.

    I tried to do a fdisk /mbr

    it gave me the answer

    INVALID MEDIA TYPE READING DRIVE C
    ABORT, RETRY, FAIL?


    I tried to do dir

    This gave the same answer. A dir for the second drive gave me a list of what was in the drive. Therefore there must be some error with the windows install on the first drive.

    Any help ???

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    Re:GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB "Whats Going on?"

    Ok i just did a fdisk /mbr i think it worked.

    The only problem i have is that grub doesnt work. I think i can boot into windows but i cannot check until i can either delete grub or fix it.

    Is there any way of taking away grub, and then reinstalling it again.

    Would it work if i just delete the /boot partition

    Or would this hurt my linux installation

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    Re:GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB "Whats Going on?"

    if you do
    Code:
    Fdisk
    , can you see your partitions?

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    Re:GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB "Whats Going on?"

    [quote author=G/\weph link=board=1;threadid=8910;start=0#msg80496 date=1080292052]
    Ok i just did a fdisk /mbr i think it worked.

    The only problem i have is that grub doesnt work. I think i can boot into windows but i cannot check until i can either delete grub or fix it.

    Is there any way of taking away grub, and then reinstalling it again.

    Would it work if i just delete the /boot partition

    Or would this hurt my linux installation
    [/quote]
    Don't delete any partitions.

    check this link

    http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg01350.html

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