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Old 09-23-2003, 01:08 AM   #1
nitk
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how to access linux again.......


hi,
my friend has rh9 installed.after messing with some hard disk to hard disk copying,now he is not getting grub,which he used to get before.its directly booting to win98(the other operating sys).
even i have rh9 installed,& i made grub boot floppy & linux boot floppy from my comp & tried to get back linux in his comp.After 1st few steps,its saying kernel panic.how can i fix this?
thanx in advance...
 
Old 09-23-2003, 02:45 AM   #2
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Need more info for specific help, but perhaps these will help.

Installing a bootloader
Multiboot with GRUB Mini-HOWTO
Linux+Win9x+Grub HOWTO
 
Old 09-23-2003, 11:33 AM   #3
david_ross
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Welcome to LQ.

To put grub back on the MBR:
1) boot with CD1
2) at the "boot:" prompt type "linux rescue"
3) once the system has booted run "chroot /mnt/sysimage"
4) Run the grub install "/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda"
5) Remove the cd and reboot "shutdown -r now"
 
  


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