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    Booting into Windows 7 from grub rescue prompt

    My laptop had BOSS Linux 4.0(an Indian variant of Linux) and Windows 7. I erased my partition where Linux was installed,now I'm stuck with grub rescue prompt. Can I use Windows 7 installation disk and 'Repair' my OS...???Is there any other way to boot into Windows 7 from grub rescue prompt itself..???
    My laptop doesn't have a CD/DVD drive,Kindly help me resolve this issue. Thanks

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    Re: Booting into Windows 7 from grub rescue prompt

    If your laptop can boot from USB media, raw-write Super Grub2 disk or boot repair to some USB media such as an USB thumb and insert the USB media to your laptop and boot from it.
    Super grub2 disk: http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-grub2-disk/
    Boot repair: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    Last edited by kiyop; May 13th, 2013 at 03:53 PM. Reason: add expression for "USB"
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    Re: Booting into Windows 7 from grub rescue prompt

    Will the Super Grub Disk work with this OS(BOSS Linux).Also how can I make sure I have grub '2'...???
    Thanks.

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    Re: Booting into Windows 7 from grub rescue prompt

    Quote Originally Posted by Abdhul Lathif View Post
    Will the Super Grub Disk work with this OS(BOSS Linux).Also how can I make sure I have grub '2'...???
    Thanks.
    I think that Super Grub(2) Disk works good for BOSS Linux on PCs with MS-DOS partition table.
    I am not sure if Super Grub(2) Disk works correctly for (U)EFI and secure boot. I hope it works correctly.
    By the way, you erased the BOSS linux, didn't you? If you erased, you need not worry about BOSS linux. Super grub(2) disk and/or Boot repair will find Windows and enable booting with Windows.

    Why not using Boot-repair?

    About whether Grub2 or Grub legacy, I could found the following URL with 10 seconds Google'ing.
    http://wiki.bosslinux.in/wiki/index.....0_%28grub2%29
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=boss+linux+grub+legacy+grub2

    First of all, you should not erase the contents in the root (/) or /boot partition of BOSS linux, because the Grub2 code installed on the MBR of the internal HDD must use the files in the /boot/grub directory.
    You should have search like http://lmgtfy.com/?q=grub+remove+windows7 before you erased the BOSS linux
    Be careful in the futere.
    Last edited by kiyop; May 15th, 2013 at 02:57 PM.
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    Re: Booting into Windows 7 from grub rescue prompt

    Boot from USB flash and repair. I'd use Grub Customizer, "Change Environment", refresh then "Install to MBR"...simple GUI no command lines.

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