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Old 01-22-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
abdulhalim
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Unhappy How to recover my mint 8 after installing windows xp ?


Hello everyone
i'am new in linux ..
last week i installed new mint distribution Helena 8
last day i reinstall my Windows XP , now my linux has gone .
... how can i recover my boot loader ?
...

step by step plz

..

btw i tried this comands in Live CD:

sudo apt-get install grub

after this command .. this message appears :

Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.


plz help
 
Old 01-22-2010, 11:17 PM   #2
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There is a howto in the Mint wiki.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 02:51 AM   #3
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i Tried this how to before , but i didn't get answer ..

every time i tried , i got this message : Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.

then .. nothing
 
Old 01-23-2010, 05:02 AM   #4
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Did you get the message after the find step?
Code:
find /boot/grub/stage1
Do you know which order the partitions are on the drive? (if you do, you may be able to skip the find step)
 
Old 01-23-2010, 10:37 AM   #5
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no i do not :-?? ... i followed How to .. step by step .. maybe i am not patient
 
Old 01-23-2010, 10:50 AM   #6
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Post some information on your hardware, drive types etc.
Use your Mint CD and get partition information to post here: sudo fdisk -l (is the command to use)

This should tell us the partition Mint is on and what other partitions you have.
 
  


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