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Old 05-24-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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Linux Duel Boot option Lost


Hi Guys
I have just my booted by system after re installing Win XP and Found that i am no longer able to boot into Linux, option has been lost
Can any one help me to correct this issue and put me on the right track her to regain my boot options

1. I have tried my 10.2 Suse CD Option but it has not been able to solve the issue
2. I am able to use 10.2 Suse to boot the installed OS no problem

HELP Please.
 
Old 05-24-2007, 01:18 PM   #2
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Normal behavior....When installing Windows it automatically puts its bootloader in the mbr (no choice)..

My site has an article on booting which includes the instructions to install grub from your Linux system. http://pixellany.com/boot.html
 
Old 05-24-2007, 01:42 PM   #3
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You will need to boot from a bootable Linux CD into some sort of recovery mode (or into your installed Linux OS) and then reinstall the bootloader (GRUB, LiLo, etc.) of your choice.
 
Old 05-25-2007, 05:07 AM   #4
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You will need to boot from a bootable Linux CD into some sort of recovery mode (or into your installed Linux OS) and then reinstall the bootloader (GRUB, LiLo, etc.) of your choice.
I have tried this, however it has not worked
Thanks
 
Old 05-25-2007, 05:14 AM   #5
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Normal behavior....When installing Windows it automatically puts its bootloader in the mbr (no choice)..

My site has an article on booting which includes the instructions to install grub from your Linux system. http://pixellany.com/boot.html
Hi pixellany
I have read your link, however it may be that i am too new to Linux but i have not quite got the instruction on how to go about re installing the boot to Linux.
The site explains about the booting senerior very well - but i need some direction and where to go what to do, can you assist
 
Old 05-25-2007, 07:07 AM   #6
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what about booting via a live cd, mounting your existing linux partitions, chrooting to your normal root drive and running grub-install?
 
Old 05-25-2007, 08:41 AM   #7
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Here is the basic proceedure:
Installing GRUB Manually:For one reason or another, it is often necessary to install GRUB manually. Because the GRUB stage I code must be adjusted to match the specific configuration, a specific command sequence is required. Following is a common method (recommended as most reliable in the GRUB manual):

Commands issued from any Linux (eg the primary installation, or a Live CD version)

Drive and partition information assumed to be as described earlier

grub opens the GRUB shell
root (hd0,1) tells GRUB that the /boot directory is on drive 1, partition 2
setup (hd0) puts GRUB stage I on the MBR of drive 1

This assumes that Linux is on the 2nd partition of the first drive.

You said you are able to boot into SUSE...just open a terminal and run "fdisk -l" to verify what the partitions are. If in doubt, post the results here. The commands above are entered also in the terminal.

The grub manual is worth reading although it can be confusing.

Let us know where you are getting stuck......
 
Old 08-28-2009, 11:58 PM   #8
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Here is the basic proceedure:
Installing GRUB Manually:For one reason or another, it is often necessary to install GRUB manually. Because the GRUB stage I code must be adjusted to match the specific configuration, a specific command sequence is required. Following is a common method (recommended as most reliable in the GRUB manual):

Commands issued from any Linux (eg the primary installation, or a Live CD version)

Drive and partition information assumed to be as described earlier

grub opens the GRUB shell
root (hd0,1) tells GRUB that the /boot directory is on drive 1, partition 2
setup (hd0) puts GRUB stage I on the MBR of drive 1

This assumes that Linux is on the 2nd partition of the first drive.

You said you are able to boot into SUSE...just open a terminal and run "fdisk -l" to verify what the partitions are. If in doubt, post the results here. The commands above are entered also in the terminal.

The grub manual is worth reading although it can be confusing.

Let us know where you are getting stuck......
Many Thanks for your help
 
  


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