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Killed Grub - Need Help [resolved]

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So today I decided that it would be a good idea to get rid of some of the crap partitions that Dell installed on my harddrive. In the process, I managed to kill grub. At first it wouldn't even get to the menu, but I reinstalled grub, and my menu was back. Now, unfortunately, whenever I try to boot, it throws Error 22, saying that it can't boot from the partition. I'm hoping that it's a simple issue with my menu.lst. Here's some info:

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x60000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda3 * 1 7758 62316103+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 7759 30402 181881179 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 7759 7820 497952 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 7821 30401 181381851 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 2047 MB, 2047678976 bytes
64 heads, 63 sectors/track, 991 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 4032 * 512 = 2064384 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00025ac3

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 991 1997733+ b W95 FAT32

Disk /dev/sdc: 2000 MB, 2000748032 bytes
64 heads, 63 sectors/track, 969 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 4032 * 512 = 2064384 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 1 969 1953439+ 6 FAT16

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 3

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=03ca7dbe-c054-4cb9-be09-2f009ddde693 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,6)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-9-generic
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-9-generic root=UUID=03ca7dbe-c054-4cb9-be09-2f009ddde693 ro quiet splash i8042.nomux=1
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-9-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-9-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-9-generic root=UUID=03ca7dbe-c054-4cb9-be09-2f009ddde693 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-9-generic

title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda3
title Windows Vista
root (hd0,2)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1

Thanks so much guys!

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Ok, I managed to get my Linux partition bootable by changing root to (hd0,5) but now when I select the Windows partition, Windows says it needs to be repaired. Should I run the repair console, or will that kill Grub again with the Windows Boot Loader?

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I thought I should elaborate a little on my last post. Here's what it says when I try to boot to the Windows partition:

Windows Boot Manager

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.

2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."

3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc0000225

Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

Thanks,

Matt

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will changing the mbr when you press repair

help

i know this will fix the grub error

just a thought

marty

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I've managed to get Grub completely working by running "Repair my computer". Now I have new issues. Heading over to PC Support....

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