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Old 02-21-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
omersattar
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Grub problem after Fedora 8 install


Hi to every one

Friends i`ve a problem.i installed fedora core 8 by making a new partition ,by deleting an existing partition in which linux was istalled before .now my windows cannot boot .it gives an error that (hd0,0) does not Exist .Linux is in (hd0,5).now there is a solution that i run recovery in Xp and use command (fixmbr) to rewrite my master boot record but i will lost (grub boat loader) and i have to reinstall fedora 8 my PC.is there any way that i do not install Fedora again and recover my XP?????
 
Old 02-21-2008, 04:38 PM   #2
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Fedora 8 do not give you an option to install GRUB anywhere else but MBR while installing,you could use GAG http://gag.sourceforge.net/
but then you must install GRUB on root partition.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 04:47 PM   #3
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Your partitions are renumbered now. (I think) You just have to figure out the new numbers, then it should work, unless there is something else funky going on. Can you boot a live cd and use gparted or fdisk to figure out the correct partition numbers now, then edit menu.list to the correct values. Let us know how it goes.

You could also try this, it has a funky text menu system, but it does have a pretty cool wizard that goes in and fixes grub for you. At least, it did, I haven't had to use it in a long time.

http://supergrub.forjamari.linex.org/?section=download

David

P.S. Looks like I misunderstood your situation a little. I think you can use supergrub disk to rebuild grub on your MBR, then everything should start up just fine. What distro did you have in the deleted partition before ?

Last edited by budword; 02-21-2008 at 04:50 PM.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 09:38 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by alan_ri View Post
Fedora 8 do not give you an option to install GRUB anywhere else but MBR while installing,you could use GAG http://gag.sourceforge.net/
but then you must install GRUB on root partition.
When I installed Fedora 7 I chose to install it to the / partition for fedora
 
Old 02-22-2008, 10:50 AM   #5
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I did not tried F7,I tried F8 and it did not gave me an option to install it anywhere else but MBR.
 
Old 02-22-2008, 12:06 PM   #6
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Super Grub should work for you and would probably be the easiest way to fix your issue.
 
  


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