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Old 08-29-2009, 01:14 PM   #1
hunnykhan3
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i formatted My C Drive now cant log into linux.


i formatted My C Drive now cant log into linux.its doesn't gives me any option and takes me straight to windows...

what should i do???
 
Old 08-29-2009, 01:25 PM   #2
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Use the rescue option on the disc that you installed GNU/Linux from. You need to restore your GRUB.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 09:54 PM   #3
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No worries my man, everyone has messed up GRUB at least once, you're not an eperienced linux user until you've messed up GRUB, borked an entire install without even trying, and locked yourself out of your own box. http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry708.html Here's a good site for fixing GRUB using a live CD
 
Old 08-30-2009, 01:30 PM   #4
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OKAY,but

i cant find my linux now,when i switch on my computer i am directly taken to windows XP,i found a link for installing grub ..cuz i dont have a CD..but it didn't work...link is given below

ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/grub/
 
Old 08-30-2009, 01:47 PM   #5
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Hi,

Boot your Distribution install cd. What do you see when you do a 'fdisk-l' from the cli?
 
Old 08-30-2009, 01:56 PM   #6
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Hi,

Boot your Distribution install cd. What do you see when you do a 'fdisk-l' from the cli?

i am directly logged on to windows XP not linux..this command would run on the linux terminal??
 
Old 08-30-2009, 02:09 PM   #7
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Hi,

As I stated, boot your distribution install cd or a LiveCD. Then from the command line (cli) you can do the command 'fdisk -l' to show your disk information. You should see the partitions on the disks. Once you know this then you should be able to rescue your installation. If you indeed formatted the Linux partitions then you must either use a utility to recover or re-install. If you have written to the disk then the decision has been made; 're-install'.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 02:28 PM   #8
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If you are sill struggling to provide the answer to onebucks query, go here: http://www.supergrubdisk.org/index.php?pid=5 download the format that you want (i.e. floppy.img, cdrom.iso etc) boot from it and choose the appropriate action from the menu.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 01:38 PM   #9
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If you are sill struggling to provide the answer to onebucks query, go here: http://www.supergrubdisk.org/index.php?pid=5 download the format that you want (i.e. floppy.img, cdrom.iso etc) boot from it and choose the appropriate action from the menu.

i found two links for reinstalling grub...because i don't have a CD or DVD rite now....so i just want GRUB to be installed.linux is safe i know and just needs a GRUB so that it may start prompting me again that whether i want to go to XP or RHL5?

i downloaded a .tar.gz file from the first site(ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/grub/)...then i downloaded and exe file because i am on XP now..from supergrubdisc.org
but still when i restart the system i cant find anything else..it takes me straight to windows.

ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/grub/

http://www.supergrubdisk.org/index.php?pid=5
 
  


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