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Old 6th May 2011, 11:01 AM
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Formated the Fedora Drive by Mistake

Hello

I have formated the drive where Fedora was installed by mistake
When My pc starts the following message appears:

Code:
GNU GRUB version 0.97 (639K lower / 3142072K upper memory)
[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename.]

grub>
does not even allow me to boot up in windows

please help

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Old 6th May 2011, 11:09 AM
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Re: Formated the Fedora Drive by Mistake

Did you format a disk or a partition? Were Windows and Fedora on the same disk or separate disks?
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Old 6th May 2011, 11:37 AM
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Re: Formated the Fedora Drive by Mistake

Just bootup your windows CD and run the recovery console and execute the fixmbr command.
As for your fedora install was it expendable?
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Old 6th May 2011, 05:42 PM
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Re: Formated the Fedora Drive by Mistake

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Originally Posted by glennzo View Post
Did you format a disk or a partition? Were Windows and Fedora on the same disk or separate disks?
both windows and fedora were on the same hard drive but in separate partitions
i have formatted the partition where fedora was installed
the problem is i do not have a windows recovery cd
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Old 6th May 2011, 06:57 PM
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Re: Formated the Fedora Drive by Mistake

Well, your fedora system is lost now. You have to reinstall it, that will reconfigure grub for you.
If you want to boot your windows system, you can enter the following commands in the grub shell (the thing you have now at boot). Use tabulation for the completion.
Code:
root  (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot
I've presumed here your windows is the the first partition, which is the most common case.


I don't know, but maybe the 'fixmbr' command can be used from windows ?
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Old 7th May 2011, 12:50 AM
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Re: Formated the Fedora Drive by Mistake

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Originally Posted by Skull One View Post
Well, your fedora system is lost now. You have to reinstall it, that will reconfigure grub for you.
If you want to boot your windows system, you can enter the following commands in the grub shell (the thing you have now at boot). Use tabulation for the completion.
Code:
root  (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot
I've presumed here your windows is the the first partition, which is the most common case.


I don't know, but maybe the 'fixmbr' command can be used from windows ?

Thanks man that worked :-)!!!
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