April 13, 2010 at 4:31 am #165626glenn rucinterMember
Hi, I hope this thread helps someone:
At first, sorry cause my english; If you prefere a spanish version, click here:
You could be interested on this thread because:
A. Look this if you want to know my personal original situation: http://www.sammymobile.com/plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?48932.0
B. You need to run recovery solution IN A SAMSUNG N210 without any SO installed and the MBR corrupted (F4 doesnt send you to the recovery solution), and you have tried “all”:
to run it without F4 (commanding from a grub4dos, but the computer restart
itself each time before you could acces to the recovery solution)
to boot from an admin tool bootpen done from other computer (unziping it directly
to the pen with winrar, doing it bootable with different programs(unetbootin,etc)
or trying to boot it from the multibootiso (copying the iso file to the multiboot pen
and editing his menu.lst), etc. but nothing: errors or restarts.
If that is your situation, listen:
X. you dont need to download the admintool.
X. you need:
A bootable grub4dos USB (I used multibootiso).
A free 1GB pen.
To see if the recovery partition was still there or “confirm”his “position”
etc. I used a bootable ubuntu 9.10 USB and his gparted aplication
(runing it like a virtual OS).
STEP BY STEP (uuuu babyyyy – remembering new kids of the block- )
1. If you havent done it yet, you have first to swicth on your computer, press F2
in the samsung blue screen and change the boot priority in the bios leaving
USB HDD like the first option.
2. Switch on your computer with the grub4dos usb (I did it with multibootiso).
Dont allow the pen to boot automaticly anything (If it could, I’m not sure)
Press [e] (edit) with any line selected.
Press [d] (delete) to delete all the lines have appeared.
Press [o] to enter a new line and then [e] to edit it: write “rootnoverify (hd1,0)” and
Press [o] to enter a new line and then [e] to edit it: write “chainloader +1” and
3. If you pass the “windows is loading files” screen and appears the blue screen
of the recovery solution, you are a lucky guy who have to jump to the 5th step,
BUT if after the windows screen, the computer restart itself, your solution is in the
4. If your computer has restart, you probably was in front of the grub4dos
screen again; if not you had, because you have to do the 2nd step again, and then,
when the “windows is loading files” screen appears, press [CTRL] + [ALT] + [F10]
(if it doesnt work, try and try again from the 2nd step, and press the keys crazier
and crazier -ancient informatic technique-).
5. You are now in front of the sweet samsung recovery solution 4 window.
Press [CTRL] + [ALT] + [F10] and enter the password: secos
Go to “tools”, quit the grub4dos usb and put the free one (had you forgotten it?)
and then click on “Admin tool USB”. Follow the instructions, restart (if the
process doesnt ask you to restart, do it closing the recovery window) and wait
for the fresh recovery admin tool window.
6. In the admin tool window, click on “MBR FIX” (follow the instructions and restart
without any USB)
7. Press F4 in the samsungs first and quick screen: OH!!, F4 is fixed!!!
(god bless DJ kun)
8. Restore your system like you wanted.
(If that hadnt worked, I was thinking in use a virtual windows from an usb to try to execute the admintool iso files from it)
If you want more information about that or another cool ways to use recovery solution, check these threads:
If you find some illegible parts cause my bad english, please, tell me and I’ll edit it.
And to close that odyssey, THANKS TO:
the master: http://doblandopapeles.org/
bye.April 13, 2010 at 7:12 am #212690SpeedMember
Excellent! Glad you got it fixed!!
This will be helpfull for a lot of people. Maybe someone can make this a sticky.April 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm #212691glenn rucinterMember
HI, moderators: if you think is better the solution was in the original thread and not like now, in a new one, linked, please, tell me.
bye.April 13, 2010 at 10:12 pm #212688jeepers01Participant
glenn rucinter – Glad it all worked out ok in the end. It was a shame the Admin Tool did not run correctly on your stick but this has happened to another user on the forum and I don’t think they ever got it running for some reason. I guess we are, at present, no nearer to discovering the reason why it boots for some people but not for others, however with your posted solution it is now easy to achieve the Admin Tool functionality through Grub.
Thanks for posting your experiences/solution which will be very useful to a lot of users. As suggested by ‘Speed’ (and I entirely agree) this thread will be converted into a well deserved sticky 🙂
In case anybody is wondering how this thread developed this thread should be referred to which provides the build-up and details of the various avenues explored which has resulted in the current solution. I know it is mentioned in point ‘A’ in the OP above but I thought I’d give it another mention.
btw. As a suggestion, and if you have time, it would be helpful if you could add the steps required to make the grub4dos usb with multibootiso.
One question – what has origami got to do with SRS recovery as mentioned in your credits?
Only joking – nice site.
CheersAugust 5, 2010 at 4:24 pm #212692sanderbMember
A hero like you shouldn’t apologize himself for his bad English, which isn’t that bad at all!
Thanks a lot for this great compilation of earlier posts!November 20, 2010 at 3:26 am #212694JoeKickmanMember
Very useful information!
My problem was that the order of partitions records in partition table was “chaotic”!!!
I have a question: Is there any possibility to create a backup in “hidden area” ? E.g., in the first partition, where the restoration program lives.November 20, 2010 at 10:34 pm #212689jeepers01Participant
JoeKickman – Welcome to the forum.
You can back up the MBR with various utilities complete with the partition table but it would perhaps be best to keep it out of the Recovery Partition in order to make it more accessible when needed. Just a thought.
Hope this helpsNovember 22, 2010 at 7:30 am #212693TripitakaMember
This thread saved me a LOT of hassle – I had done a dual install with Ubuntu and it had mucked up the MBR so when I wanted to uninstall the linux, I couldn’t get the F4 to recover. All worked a treat with this solution. Many thanks to the OP.January 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm #212695KhalidMember
Thank you very much for the post. This was the only post which raised my hopes for SRS4
However I got stuck at the creation of ‘Admin Tool USB’. The button is disabled though I could check SRS4 has recognized my 4GB USB Flash Drive for backup purpose.
Does only 1GB drives work? Please help.April 2, 2012 at 10:26 am #212696samsinchinaMember
some questions for clarification:
1. Will this only work with grub2 / grub2dos?
can I use the yumi multiboot loader?
2. If I can get grub2 to load from the HDD, can I basically do this without a stick? Or is it necessary to use the stick?
3. How do I know when to start with editing and press [e] exactly? Is it right after the samsung boot screen giving the f2/f4 options?
or is it right after I press esc and choose to boot from the stick? Or do I wait until grub is loaded?
Thanks in advanceJanuary 27, 2020 at 2:03 pm #270698
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