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Old 08-31-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
Ashin5
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Fedora15 absent after Reinstallation of Win7


Hi there. I just installed Win7 (I need it for work) and, of couse, it installed its boot loader and I can't boot Fedora15 any longer. The question is, how do I restore Fedora15 from live installation media without destroying Win7?

Previously I had win7(32 bit) & fedora 15 dual bootable...on a same 250 gb Harddisk,with 240 gb for win 7(100 gb C: drive & 140 gb D: drive) & 10gb for fedora 15,recently i installed 4gb ram & as u knw 32 bit can't detect it so i switched to win7(64 bit) version & performed a fresh installation of win 7... whn i entered my boot cd of win 7 it only detected the 240 gb segment on which my previous win 7 was installed.. I had to perform my partition on that 240 gb... the 10 gb segment was not shown or detected..... obviosly the previous dual boot menu (win 7 & fedora 15)is not being displayed anymore... whn my pc boots automatically win 7 is loaded... this is the problem....

plz give me a solution(what to do & how to do) so that i can be able to get back the 10gb segment & can use fedora15 again..

thanks in advance

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Old 08-31-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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You need to reinstall grub. Try this: http://ilovefedora.blogspot.com/2009/05/reinstall.html
 
Old 08-31-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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Another approach (which I remember using with Fedora 14) is to run the installation disk and ask it to do an update. It will find you don't need one, but that the boot loader is gone, so it will offer to install it for you.
 
Old 08-31-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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please REMOVE the htlm formatting

fedora 15 is End Of Life and unsupported
please grab a fedora 17 install dvd and do a clean new install


the windows install disks are notorious for formatting OVER a linux install and 100% removing them
( hence the ST references to "The Borg" and assimilating)
but if that did NOT happen then the windows install dvd DID replace a WORKING and 100% fine install of GRUB
with the Microsoft bootloader

reinstall grub
or

let the fedora 17 install dvd do it for you


do you by chance have a VERY VERY useful tool ( SystemRescueCD )
http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage

if not
you can use the EOL fedora 15 install dvd ( in rescue mode )
-- just fallow the on screen instructions -
and AFTER you type in " chroot /mnt/systemimage"
run
Code:
fdisk -l
that will give you the drive layout
and you can find out IF win7 borg'ed you ( star-trek Borg )

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Old 09-02-2012, 01:07 PM   #5
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