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Old 09-14-2004, 02:34 AM   #1
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Boot Loader is Gone after installing Windows 98


I already setup a dual boot between win98 and redhat, when i upgrade my win98 to win98SE, my grub and lilo boot loaderr is gone. How can i bring it back. please help me.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 02:44 AM   #2
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Windows always assumes that it's the only operating system on the machine and consequently replaces all other boot loaders with it's own boot loader.

What boot loader did you use before? Boot the system with your RedHat CD in rescue mode. As I remember it, there is an option to automatically mount your linux partitions (it will tell you where it mounted them). Then issue this command:
chroot <the directory where it mounted your system>

Now, if you used lilo, run
/sbin/lilo

If you used grub, run
/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda

and reboot

Martin
 
Old 09-14-2004, 02:46 AM   #3
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Oh, oh! Sorry, I didn't see that this was your first post.

Welcome to LinuxQuestions!

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Old 09-14-2004, 02:49 AM   #4
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Thanks martin, actually this is my first time, i'll try your suggestion tonight.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 01:48 PM   #5
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also, keeping a floppy-boot disk may help out in any other situations like this....so keeping one handy may be a smart move.

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