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Old 06-10-2006, 02:23 PM   #1
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Primary Drive (XP +lilo) died, now debian wo't boot


I had XP and lilo(or maybe grub?) on my primary drive and debian on my primary slave.
Primary drive fails (Maxtor), so I pulled it and moved the debian drive to the primary slot (moved the cable and changed the jumper).
I thought that the system would just boot directly into debian, but (of course) I was wrong, and the system hangs on boot-up.
What do I need to do to get this to work?

Thanks for any pointers!
 
Old 06-10-2006, 02:41 PM   #2
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Your bootloader, LiLo/Grub was on the Master which as you stated has failed. With your distro, (on it's first CD usually) if you boot from the install CD you should get to a point where you can install a bootloader (whichever you prefer), look here for a starting idea on how to configure it to see the OS.
 
Old 06-10-2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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Your bootloader, LiLo/Grub was on the Master which as you stated has failed. With your distro, (on it's first CD usually) if you boot from the install CD you should get to a point where you can install a bootloader (whichever you prefer),
OK, I booted from the first sarge cd and don't see anything in the menu options or the command line boot options that refer to lilo, grub, or any bootloader.
 
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Give this a read.
 
  


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