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Computer Will Only Boot to Grub Command line? SOLVED

Postby zero_gt on Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:35 am

I just updated with mintUpdate and now when I restarted the computer it comes up to a Grub command line. It says "Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. ...". So now I can't get into my XP or linux Mint? It seems that I really screwed up my computer by installing this thing because now I can't boot at all. Is there any way to fix this? If I boot into linux mint from usb then format the partition that I installed linux mint onto will it then remove Grub and allow me to boot back into XP as normal??
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Re: Computer Will Only Boot to Grub Command line?

Postby revdjenk on Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:35 am

zero_gt

I understand your panic...

Let's work on the xp part first...

Here is a site I found which offers some some ways to recover the xp boot.ini and/or repair.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Pay attention to the Warnings especially about backing up your data. (You did mention a usb mint, you could always run that and burn cd's with your data for safekeeping! AND as long as you have this, you can always reach your data, anyway...)

Hope this helps...

God Bless
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Re: Computer Will Only Boot to Grub Command line?

Postby zero_gt on Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:47 pm

Thanks for your advice. After a bunch of research I was able to recover windows entirely. If you are interested in how I did it I got in pretty good detail in this post(viewtopic.php?f=46&t=21425&p=125977#p125977)
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Re: Computer Will Only Boot to Grub Command line?

Postby revdjenk on Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:26 am

zero_gt
Great News!
Now to reinstall Mint? :roll:
Would you then edit your original subject line to include the word SOLVED
This way someone else investigating this same condition will find the answer!

God Bless
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