ubuntu and xp error: no such partition, grub

Hewlett-packard / Kj375aa-aba s3400f
May 19, 2011 at 08:19:15
Specs: xp, 2.8 GHz / 1560 MB
My partition for ubuntu got deleted, and when i did that, the error "no such partition" came up. I am unable to boot from ANYTHING, which includes cd, usb, floppy, etc. I also cant type any commands at the post screen. i know this has to do with the MBR, but is there anything i can do?
Puppy linux does not work either.

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#1
May 19, 2011 at 08:45:26
Partitions don't just "get deleted". There are steps that have to be taken for that to happen. How about explaining what you did & why?

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#2
May 19, 2011 at 13:10:30
"I am unable to boot from ANYTHING, which includes cd, usb, floppy, "

This is a bios issue. If you have some bootable media it should boot. If not then there is a hardware issue. P/S or ram or cpu or motherboard or such is out or off.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#3
May 19, 2011 at 16:42:41
@mickIiq
I was trying to create a new partition using a tool, and apparently i deleted the one with ubuntu on it.

@jefro
No, what i meant is that even when the bios is configured to fdd or cd drive first, it still comes up with the error. In order to boot from them, i discovered that i have to unplug my hard drive, then reconnect it after the cd has loaded.

UPDATE: i can now get into ubuntu live, but, i cant do the "sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr " method because it cannot connect to my wireless router. I have also tried fixing it using the window XP repair console, and it said that it created a new mbr, but it has not.


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#4
May 19, 2011 at 17:26:49
Then you have other issues. No computer has to have a hard drive removed in order to boot from a cd.

Why are you using lilo?

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
May 20, 2011 at 06:28:52
Never mind, it fixed itself...im not quite sure on what happened, but the last i can remember before restarting was booting onto ubuntu live cd

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