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  1. #1
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    Angry gparted my self to hell

    Hi,
    I have Ubuntu 10.04.4 installed. I wanted to try out xubuntu so I gave it an install.
    I then decided that I did not want xubuntu any more.
    I subsequently downloaded gparted and deleted the partition that it resided on. Now this is where I am at;

    When I boot the machine it error: no such partition and stays at the command line and displays grub rescue>

    My question is what do I do next? How can I fix this mess I got myself into?
    Last edited by danielbrackett; June 21st, 2012 at 08:38 PM.

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    Re: gparted my self to hell

    Try this tool, using the recommended repair, using a live ubuntu cd to run it.

    This also runs the bootinfo summary when used, save the http address to post if the problem persists.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair





  3. #3
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    Re: gparted my self to hell

    boot with ubuntu live dvd that you have. go go restore mbr et voila you done!

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    Re: gparted my self to hell

    Hi again thanks for the help guys!!! I am so happy to have my puter back.

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    Re: gparted my self to hell

    Quote Originally Posted by danielbrackett View Post
    Hi again thanks for the help guys!!! I am so happy to have my puter back.
    Please state exactly what you did to fix grub so it will help somebody else

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    Re: gparted my self to hell

    OK, so I put in the live CD and booted from it.
    Then I followed the link to the https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    I open the command-line and typed;
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update

    then;
    sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair

    when the GUI came up I did the recommended fix.
    During the process A window opened and asked me something,
    (I forget what) I clicked on yes though and
    then when prompted
    I rebooted the machine.
    Presto things where back to as they were before.

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