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Old 07-27-2005, 03:46 AM   #1
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GRUB problem/reinstalling Fedora


I recently played with partitions and I messed up my boot loader so I had to fdisk /MBR to boot into windows, but now I can't start FC4.I tried booting from FC4 DVD and:

linux rescue
chroot /mnt/sysimage
grub
root (hd0,5)
setup (hd0,5)

and then it said like found both grub stages but it couldn't write embdd ... or something.

Then I tried grub-install /dev/hda but it still won't work.I really don't want to delete FC4 so I'm asking you for help.
Also, if I re-install FC4 will it overwrite my home dir and files in it?

Anyway, how should I fix this?
 
Old 07-27-2005, 04:39 AM   #2
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grub
root (hd0,5)
setup (hd0)
quit

try that
 
Old 07-28-2005, 06:51 AM   #3
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That didn't work .Thanks for the reply.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 08:21 AM   #4
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Hey could you show me what your /etc/fstab is?
 
Old 07-28-2005, 08:39 AM   #5
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Re: GRUB problem/reinstalling Fedora

Quote:
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Then I tried grub-install /dev/hda but it still won't work.I really don't want to delete FC4 so I'm asking you for help.
Also, if I re-install FC4 will it overwrite my home dir and files in it?

Anyway, how should I fix this?
Try a recheck of the drives:

grub-install --recheck /dev/hda
 
Old 07-28-2005, 08:55 AM   #6
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I had to reinstall Fedora.
Thank al of you for help.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 09:25 AM   #7
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I had to reinstall Fedora.
Thank al of you for help.
No you didn't, but pleasure anyways!
 
  


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