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Old 04-23-2005, 06:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy knoppix changing partiton status


is there a way i can change like sda1 to the active partition with knoppix live cd, i effed up and didn't configure grub and set the linux partition as active and now i can't boot into linux or windows, i figure changing the active partion of sda3 which is the windows xp installed one, it'll reboot in that, so in knoppix what to do?

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Old 04-23-2005, 07:10 PM   #2
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Suggestion 1) if you ever get your OSs booting again, make a boot floppy/cd of each so that you don't have this problem again.
Suggestion 2) use www.google.com/linux or the Knoppix FAQ to search for info regarding your specific problems.
Suggestion 3) google up a copy of Knoppix cheatcodes. Many problems with Knoppix can be solved just by entering the proper boot parameters.
Suggestion 4) google up a search on the keywords 'knoppix grub' (without quotes) and see what turns up.
 
Old 04-23-2005, 08:20 PM   #3
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thanks for the post, let me be more specific, i have a 180 gb hard drive, i parittioned 50 gb to linux and installed knoppix 3.8 on it, everything was fine, i rebooted and was still under windows, no lilo or grub thing? to dual boot or pick which os to boot under, so i set the 50gb partition to active and then rebooted, and the grub prompt came up, i did the google thing, i didn't understand it, there was like so many directions you had to do in the first place to follow it..so now i dont' know, i have recovery disks, but they're a pain and take atleast 12 hours to redo everything, i thought that could be a last ditch effort
 
Old 04-23-2005, 11:43 PM   #4
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help ):
 
Old 04-24-2005, 08:58 AM   #5
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