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Re: Cannot start laptop - Grub prompt



On 25/01/07, Tony Nelson <tonynelson georgeanelson com> wrote:
At 10:48 AM +0800 1/25/07, Chong Yu Meng wrote:
>On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 03:27 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> Thanks. I had to reinstall the OS. And just hitting that damn button
>> nukes anything that's not Windows on the hardrive.
>
>Hi Dotan,
>
>My recent experience with Dell laptops (those with XP) is that they have
>2 partitions, one of which is a recovery partition that is normally
>hidden. ...
 ...

His has a different setup:

>On 20/01/07, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen gmail com> wrote:
 ...
>Not that before I booted I played with the laptop's MediaDirect
>feature, and I suspect that it ruined grub. Or more. What can I
>do/check? Thanks.

Google on MediaDirect.  The BIOS changes the partition table when
MediaDirect is started by pressing the hotkey.  Something is supposed to
change it back when MediaDirect is done.  I don't know any more than that.

Thanks, I will google that. I had only googled Dell Laptop Media
Button and variations thereof. I did not know that it is called
MediaDirect.

Dotan Cohen

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