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Re: Cannot start laptop - Grub prompt



At 12:38 AM +0200 1/26/07, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>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.

You said and I googled:

At 12:20 AM +0200 1/21/07, Dotan Cohen 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.
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