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there have been similar threads on this question, but i have few more queries than just reinstalling xp....hope the moderators wont mind. well comming to my query, here is what my hard disk looks like. C: Win Xp(10gb),D:FC4(10Gb),E:NTFS(10GB),F:NTFS(10GB)...now i need to reinstall XP, cos its giving me hell of time... and also its been so long since i formated it. Now not only do i want to format Win XP, i want to delete the two NTFS drives and add it to my linux, cos i use linux all the time and for everything, XP is for my parents to use the net and nothing else... the probelm now is i could have reinstalled Win XP, and rescued FC4, but now i dont have the FC4 cds. and downloading again is not an option cos, its dial up i am running on.. i use this program just for programming so didnt invest in the broad band. one more thing is i do have FC4 DVD, but i dont have a DVD drive on this system, i have a normal CD drive. guys, plz i need your help..
hi guys, i got the FC4 CDs, i re-installed winXP, but when i tried to rescue grub nothing happned, i went into the rescue mode, tried
grub-install /dev/hda i got a message sbin/grub: not found, i browsed through sbin and found there was no grub in sbin, so what do i do now....i do not have floppy drive but i do have the 4 FC4 installation cds.... please help me...
When you boot up FC4 installation CD and in rescue mode you have access to the Bash shell (terminal mode). You can invoke a Grub there by typing "grub".
According to your 1st post your Linux is in 2nd partition. Since Grub counts from 0 it would idenify your Linux partition as (hd0,1) meaning the 2nd partition of the 1st disk. You can restore Grub in a Grub shell as follow
If no error message is reported then Grub should appear on a reboot.
The above commands are similar to those given in Post #3 except the former is executed in Linux terminal mode (Bash shell). The latter (current Post) is executed inside a Grub shell.
i have reinstalled FC4...because i couldnt wait any further... but thanxs a lot for your reply.... now i wanted to know whether i can find out where the grub is installed for instance you said it shud be on(hd0,1).... but i am sure i tried that as well.... i want to know for furture reference where grub has been installed....thanxs a zillion again for all your help!!!