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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Smile grub rescue and paypal reward

    Had daul booted 7 and Ubuntu 12. I did it. Didn't think I could dual boot but I did. Now I didn't use Linux that much. So I deleted the partitions I installed Ubuntu on and all was good untill my next boot. My computer won't use windows to boot I'm in grub rescue. Help anyone ? anyone that helps with my repair will get PayPal donation.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    SW Forida
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: grub rescue and paypal reward

    No paypal required. (you can buy me a beer or coffee next time I am in town ).

    You can use a Windows RepairCD or flash and use the Windows procedures, or from Ubuntu liveCD or most other Linux repairCDs install a MBR that works just like Windows.

    How to restore the Ubuntu/XP/Vista/7 bootloader

    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
    Install in Ubuntu liveCD or USB or Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)

    Restore basic windows boot loader - universe enabled if error on lilo not found
    Simply open Synaptic and Settings > Repositories and tick the box against the Universe repo in the Ubuntu Software tab. Close that window and click on reload before installing lilo with Synaptic or command line.
    sudo apt-get install lilo
    sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
    May show error messages about the rest of lilo missing, ignore, we just want MBR with bootloader.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2013

    Re: grub rescue and paypal reward

    I'll keep you posted ......

  4. #4
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    Jan 2013

    Talking Re: grub rescue and paypal reward

    Well it worked. I had made a repair disk but did a few different steps and it didn't work but I followed your steps on windows 7 and the command prompts and in about 3 mins I had windows running. Anyone else reading this and has a black screen after password verified its recovery doing its thing be patient.

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