I'm new to the forum so I hope this isn't duplicated elsewhere - I've searched but I can't see anything.
I've been handed a problem by a colleague and I can't sort it and I thought you might be able to help. He's got a laptop that's been running Ubuntu and he want's it back to WinXP.
He tried to install Windows and it wouldn't recognise the partition so he formatted the drive into NTFS. So we've got a clean, NTFS drive with GRUB in the MBR. Now, when we run the WinXP installation we get the "Setup did not find any hard disk drives" error.
If I had Windows installed, I should be able to access the recovery console and use that to re-write the MBR but because the disc is formatted I can't do that.
I can get to a "grub rescue>" and that's it.
Can anyone help?