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Old 04-16-2009, 04:41 AM   #1
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Installing Windows over Fedora


hi everyone!
I have installed both fedora8 and windows in my laptop. I encountered a problem in windows, so i want to re-install the windows. I know that, if I install the windows over linux, then the grub loader will be disabled or lost. Is there any way to get the linux (grub loader) back after installing the windows.
Any answer would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-16-2009, 05:26 AM   #2
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After you install windows, boot from a livecd of your choice and enter grub by typing in a terminal with root permissions: grub Then you can use the commands to restore grub which are easily located in a google search.
 
Old 04-16-2009, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for your suggestion
 
Old 04-18-2009, 02:04 AM   #4
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No problem! How is it working for you?
 
Old 04-19-2009, 07:36 AM   #5
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Still I have one problem, I don't have a partition for my boot. I have only / and swap partitions. I tried the following command
root (hd0,5)
but it is giving me error
What can I do now?
 
Old 04-19-2009, 08:22 AM   #6
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/boot is located in your root "/" partition. You can tell grub to boot from this partition by trying some of the commands at http://www.sorgonet.com/linux/grubrestore/ or any other "restore grub" tutorials via Google. You want to find that stage1 file and then use the "root" command.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 02:33 AM   #7
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thank you very much
It worked for me
 
  


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