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10-05-2010, 12:31 PM
Partner got this silly laptop given to her and I reformatted and installed
Puppy but must have stuffed up on where Grub was to go.
Now I get:
Grub loading
error file not found
grub rescue>
What is the command I can put in to get my relationship back on course ?

10-05-2010, 12:44 PM
Boot to the puppy CD.
Reinstall GRUB.
Menu>System>GRUB bootloader config

(make sure to select MBR on the final step)

10-05-2010, 01:00 PM
The puppy cd will no longer boot:
Compaq is VERY different.This is a 10 year old lappy with a 6GB HD
I think there is a command I can put in after the > that will help but
I can not remember it.I realise I have put grub in the wrong partition
but how do I correct it (I think it is on HD0)

10-05-2010, 01:16 PM
If the CD will no longer boot you will need to change the
boot priority in BIOS setup.

10-05-2010, 01:22 PM
It is possible you have overwritten the usually hidden recovery partition too.

10-05-2010, 03:56 PM
I did use G parted to reformat the disk before the install of Puppy but now
I can not reformat or anything.
The screen I get is wanting a command after the> I am sure.
I think I installed grub to partition "O" instead of "1"

10-05-2010, 04:02 PM
Can't help with the command.
Will a Windows disk boot?
You could reformat with it and start again.