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Old 09-12-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
allyghee
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dual boot (linux installed first)


hi there,

i recently installed debian etch(4) and i'm very happy with the distro.

i have widows installed(1st before the linux) before so i was able to set up dual boot without any hassle(i used grub during the linux installation).

i had a problem with my windows so i had to reinstall. i found out that windows had over-written my grub boot loader. how do i fix the bootloader so as to be able to boot from the linux again?


thanks in advance

linux r0x

ally
 
Old 09-12-2007, 07:20 PM   #2
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At a the terminal, as root(so a sudo is required), type
Code:
/sbin/grub-install --no-floppy /dev/hda
I am assuming that you have an IDE drive, but if you have a SCSI or SATA, it should be /dev/sda. Reboot your computer and it should show GRUB again.
 
Old 09-12-2007, 07:51 PM   #3
allyghee
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thanks but......

i cant get into the linux installation

how do i get to the terminal? cos i only see windows during start up? do i need the debian install cd ?yes my drive is a SATA



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Originally Posted by sebajo View Post
At a the terminal, as root(so a sudo is required), type
Code:
/sbin/grub-install --no-floppy /dev/hda
I am assuming that you have an IDE drive, but if you have a SCSI or SATA, it should be /dev/sda. Reboot your computer and it should show GRUB again.
 
  


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