GRUB ERROR

Asked by LinuxLover on 2009-03-09

I liked Ubuntu no LOVED Ubuntu until after a few months I missed windows! Si I popped in my Toshiba recovery disk, booted from it and all went well until I restarted to use windows. So I turned on my Toshiba laptop and it started grub (Crap! I know that means linux) It then said something like GRUB ERROR 1h

I was then forced to boot the Ubuntu 8.10 live CD and Put Ubuntu back on a 10gb partion. I really want to get Ubuntu off! I tried removing the Ubuntu partition and It worked! I rebooted my laptop: GRUB ERROR 1h

I then installed Ubuntu Back onto my laptop! Now I only have 20gbs left out of a 40gb HD! The Windows version I run is XP Home and want to Install XP Pro (I have the CD and everything), but I know that Linux Can't be on the HD to Install XP.

I even tried booting it from the XP Pro CD and I takes a minute like it's trying but then goes back into GRUB! I need halp getting rid of Ubuntu! Please help!

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2009-03-09
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2009-03-11
Saša Teković (hseagle2015) said : #1

Hi,

you should enter BIOS and set CD/DVD ROM as first boot device. After you save changes and restart your computer, insert Windows CD and (when asked) press any key to boot from it.
When asked, press "R" for recovery and select your windows installation. When command prompt appears, type the following command:

fixmbr

This command will overwrite GRUB and you'll be able to boot Windows.

Abi ^-^ (abiyasa-eka) said : #2

Hello, just install the xp, but don't disturb ubuntu partition, after you install xp, and no Grub menu show ...

Click this link, and follow the command in quick start ...

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows

Hope this helps

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