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Uninstall MEPIS 8.0

#1 Postby topdog » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:56 pm

Following the instructions in the Handbook, I successfully removed the Mepis partitions, resized the windows partition and then rebooted the computer into Windows.

Got error message - GRUB Loading stage 1.5

GRUB loading, please wait
Error 22

OK now what? Been waiting for an hour (joking)

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Re: Uninstall MEPIS 8.0

#2 Postby Jerry3904 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:06 pm

You need to rebuild the MBR. I just rewrote that section of the Wiki:

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Uninstall

Should get you through.
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Re: Uninstall MEPIS 8.0

#3 Postby topdog » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:21 pm

Thanks for the prompt response. I always admire the folks supporting MEPIS.

Did not work however, Windows XP CD in drive

Got message:

Press any key to boot from CD.....GRUB loading stage 1.5

GRUB loading, please wait....
Error 22

Hope you have something else up your sleeve, :crossfingers:

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Re: Uninstall MEPIS 8.0

#4 Postby Jerry3904 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:35 pm

Did you do this:
If you are prompted, select any options required to start (boot) from the CD.
Maybe the CD is not being picked up...you may have to go into the BIOS and check what the Boot tab says about boot order.
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Re: Uninstall MEPIS 8.0

#5 Postby benny_fletch » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:35 pm

topdog wrote:Press any key to boot from CD....


Did you hit any keys? The Windows XP disk will require an input from the keyboard at that prompt when it senses an OS already installed.
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Re: Uninstall MEPIS 8.0

#6 Postby richb » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:39 pm

topdog wrote:Thanks for the prompt response. I always admire the folks supporting MEPIS.

Did not work however, Windows XP CD in drive

Got message:

Press any key to boot from CD.....GRUB loading stage 1.5

GRUB loading, please wait....
Error 22

Hope you have something else up your sleeve, :crossfingers:

Brian

If you are getting the grub message it is not booting from the windows CD but still from the hard drive. When in the startup stage some key will give you the option to choose the boot media, F12 is popular. You have to hit the key quickly so the hard drive does not take over. Alternately you can hit a key to get to the bios and select the boot options. Esc or F2 are common keys to access the bios. Again this must be done just after the machine powers up. I often hit the key repeatedly to be sure it takes.
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Re: Uninstall MEPIS 8.0

#7 Postby topdog » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:44 pm

Yep - hit several keys.

Reading the wiki again - do you think this will work"
Alternatively, you can boot into the Windows Recovery console on the hard drive, and run fixmbr from there. For booting, use the MEPIS Live CD and run grub from the command line. Then enter the following commands from the grub prompt:

root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
boot


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Re: Uninstall MEPIS 8.0

#8 Postby Jerry3904 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:52 pm

Only if you have already installed it there from the CD, as I understand it.

In the new Manual, we point to the MS documentation for all this now:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058
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Re: Uninstall MEPIS 8.0

#9 Postby richb » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:56 pm

There has to be a key sequence that gets you into the bios. I know of no machine that does not allow this. Consult your machine user manual.
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Re: Uninstall MEPIS 8.0

#10 Postby topdog » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:11 pm

I managed to beat the machine into submission and it let me boot from the CD.

Hit R fro recovery - it does its think and asks which drive. I answer and get a prompt.

Now what? It still brings up the bootloader. Somehow I have to get to rebuilds the MBR. How?

Did I mention I know hot to turn on the computer - and that is about it?

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