GRUB "Error 22"
custom at freenet.de
Tue Sep 26 02:16:10 UTC 2006
Well that's helpful.
Try to boot up after removing Ubuntu and it just comes up as
"GRUB loading, please wait"
Note: I know perfectly well why this happens, Grub installs on the
Ubuntu partition and when that gets removed, the computer doesn't start
So, understandable, but not acceptable. Especially the short, cryptic
and unhelpful error message. I know there's not a whole lot of space
for all of Grub's fanciness in the MBR itself, but surely there's space
for a message like:
"Your linux partition has been removed. This means the Grub boot manager
cannot start. To correct this problem you will need to boot from your
Operating System Installation CD. If your operating system is MS
Windows, then boot the Windows Installation CD. You do still have your
Windows Install CD don't you? And you actually do have a CD drive in
your computer, otherwise you're truly up crap's creek without a CD
drive. Anyway, please boot from the Windows installation CD, start up in
Recovery mode, then enter the commands 'FixMBR' and 'FixBoot'. That
should take care of things. Sad to see you go."
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