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I really need help. Today I bought "Linux For Dummies", and it came with an installer disk for installing Fedora. I put it on a USB 500 GB external hard ...
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    I really need help. Today I bought "Linux For Dummies", and it came with an installer disk for installing Fedora. I put it on a USB 500 GB external hard drive, and it works fine. The only thing is that when I try to start Windows (7), it says GRUB Disk error. I need simple instructions for fixing this. I have the latest BIOS. If you need any more information, just ask!

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    Supergrub will normally fix this sort of problem

    The default install will put grub code in the MBR of the first hard drive (the one you boot the system from). When you unplug the external drive you are likely to get an error. Give Supergrub a try ... use the fix windows boot option.

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    Can I boot that from the boot menu?

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    Look at the link in my previous post ... you download SuperGrub and either burn a CD or make a bootable USB pendrive.

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    So all the contents of my hard drive are still there?

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    You can run
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    sudo fdisk -l
    to see partition structure ... Supergrub can write Windows bootloader code back to the MBR and can also be used to boot an OS directly in most instances. Give it a try ...

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