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At least, that's not the case for me. how do I fix it? Is there anyway to get rid of this, and have my computer automatically booted into windows? Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Quick Navigation Red Hat / Fedora Linux Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums http://imagextension.com/grub-error/grub-error-25-usb.php

If you accept cookies from this site, you will only be shown this dialog once!You can press escape or click on the X to close this box. Even after entering the number of heads, sectors, cylinders, IDE disk in BIOS is shown as none!? The recommended size for a swap partition is generally twice your physical memory, but I usually just set it as 4GB regardless. How should I interpret "English is poor" review when I used a language check service before submission? https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1065128

I recovered the partion table with fdisk, but after a lot of time it destroyed again. On the external drive, make a large partition (might as well be the whole remaining size of the drive), set its filesystem as the default or whatever you want (if you There was SATA1 which was "on" and said "hard drive 160gb ect...." which was my linux drive.

Credits, Resources and Sources - Cookies & Privacy Policy Linux® is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Thanks a lot! Lesson learned: "Iff'in at first you don't succeed... " Well you know the rest of it. It will remove GRUB and Windows XP will boot up fine.

Unfortunately, fixing this problem is not completely easy. You know how Windows sees HDD's or partitions as C, D, E, etc.? Then i turned SATA3 off and tried turning SATA4 on, and hooray! http://superuser.com/questions/284462/laptop-gets-grub-error-21-when-turned-on-without-external-hard-drive-w-linux Everything was fine until last night I installed EEEkubuntu to a UsB drive.

Everything worked fine. Ubuntu installed fine on my Dell GX110 that is 8 years old. -- Grub - Error 21 returned https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/8978 You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber of Why does the state remain unchanged in the small-step operational semantics of a while loop? Ubuntu was installed on the second IDE drive (WD 80G), while first disk is SATA2 (WD 250G) with win xp installed.

Hello all! http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/red-hat-fedora-linux/162056-solved-grub-error-21-a.html The time now is 03:34 AM. press enter, then edit all "hd" entries to your proper hard drive label (most likely (hd0,0) and all "sd" entries to the proper partition label (most likely sda1) d. Perhaps you could try setting the Windows partition as bootable and then running Startup Recovery.

GRUB finds the Windows MBR and modifies it so that (1) you have the choice of operating systems, and (2) Windows will still start correctly. Get More Info or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. I'll tell you what I was trying to accomplish, and now that I've had time to think about it, I realize I probably just had you redo what Opensuse did during Laura (bbbmc59) wrote on 2008-05-31: #37 Sorry, I stated I am not running windows.

You will have to register before you can post in the forums. (Be aware the forums do not accept user names with a dash "-") Also, logging in lets you avoid If you choose Linux, of course, it will try to load files that aren't available and give you an error. LXCC (lxcc-it-gg) wrote on 2010-02-18: #56 My configuration: - Pentium4 with ubuntu 9.10 32bit - the BIOS of motherboard haven't any option about virus-scan IDE 1 - Master - first H.D. useful reference In short, the problem was with the Linux driver that came with Ubuntu for my RAID card and CentOS had the right driver.

Related 0Linux on external hard grub rescue8Install GRUB bootloader without installing Linux0How to get back dual -boot options after GRUB has made it linux only6How do I get grub to boot In your case, it sounds like the next stage was written onto the external hard drive. Select the Windows installation.

Thanks in advance.

It has been over a year since I had the grub error, I run windows and mac now due to the pretty unstable 8.04. If you can't try to boot from external disk, and fall back to internal, then a suitable setup, would be to have a small boot partition for GRUB and kernel files This procedure is somewhat analogous to a dual boot setup with Winblo$e & GNU/Linux: overwrite the useless bootloader with one that you know works. It was writing data to the drive even when not in RAID mode with no regard to what the OS wanted to do with the drive.

Can I do that? then grub> setup (hd0) then "quit" grub and reboot. Switch back to the external drive and create a new partition. http://imagextension.com/grub-error/grub-error-20.php If you can boot off external drive directly, I'd make that the preferred boot drive, with internal 2nd in BIOS.

Also, what is 'check /etc/grub.conf' ? Thanks dave b. (d+b) wrote on 2009-02-24: #47 Hal Lamborn Yeah i was about to comment that yesterday when installed debian lenny again i noticed it automatically selects the ide drive, I am running Ubuntu 7.10. IDE disk is recognised in win xp and working fine, but strange, BIOS has some problems with this.

FAQ Forum Quick Links Unanswered Posts New Posts View Forum Leaders FAQ Contact an Admin Forum Community Forum Council FC Agenda Forum Governance Forum Staff Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct Forum Reply With Quote 31-Jan-2009,01:31 #7 mingus725 View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Shaman Penguin Join Date Jun 2008 Location Atlanta, Georgia, USA Posts 2,422 Re: Error 21 EDIT: Super Grub Disc website: http://www.supergrubdisk.org/ BTW, physical HDD's are spelled "disk" and CD's, DVD's etc. type "e" to edit the command line b.

This is not a dual boot system. Much thanks in advance for any and all suggestions! Having a problem logging in? Hal Lamborn (hlamborn) wrote on 2009-02-24: #46 02=23-2009 Hi Chris: I have encountered this problem in Xubuntu,Kubuntu and Ubuntu whenever I install the OS to my outside external hardrive(with partitions) and

Anyhow, your choice. At the next screen, click Repair a Windows Installation.

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