GRUB "Error 22"
Ouattara Oumar Aziz
wattazoum at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 11:23:42 UTC 2006
> Well that's helpful.
> Try to boot up after removing Ubuntu and it just comes up as
> "GRUB loading, please wait"
> Error 22
> Then nothing.
Question : what do you mean by removing Ubuntu ? As far as I know there
is no way to cleanly remove Ubuntu (or any distribution ). By cleanly, I
> 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."
Actually I think that your problem here is not GRUB, but it's the way
you removed your distro (Ubuntu) . What you want is an Ubuntu uninstaller.
Sometimes, users create a */boot* partition. So even after removing
Ubuntu like you did, grub would launch. In that case, after removing
Ubuntu, Grub can't get to the conclusion that *Your linux partition has
Well, What I want to say here is that your problem comes from your
*Ubuntu removing policy* .
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