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I had fedora core installed on my system and i used the grub boot loader to boot windows xp and fefora core 8 but i installed windows vista on another partition and it overwrote the master boot record and now only allows me to boot windows xp and vista. Now I know my fedora core resides on my sata 2 hard drive on the partition 2 which is SDB2. I know that if i reinstall my fedora its going to write grub again to the master boot record but i don't want to reinstall the whole os again. My question is: Can anybody tell me how to boot my linux partition and then configure grub to reside on my master boot record and be able to boot all three operating systems?
That will re-install grub in the MBR of "/dev/sdb" using the settings it finds in "/mnt/system/boot". If "/dev/sda" is your boot drive, you need to use that instead.
You will then have to add Vista to "/mnt/system/boot/grub/menu.lst" as a previous poster described. Do not forget to cd out of "/mnt/system" and then run "umount /mnt/system" before rebooting.
I tried your commands and the first two worked, i was able to mount my system and view my files, however, when i put the third command an error message appeared saying
/sbin/grub not found
ok i thought maybe i need to copy the grub directory from /mnt/system/boot/grub to the /sbin directory and i did it but it still gave me the same error, am confused now
my commands need a live cd or a install cd that has got grub in it.
my code is wrong. after booting a live cd or running a install cd where you go into console mode from the recovery or rescue option
Well i used the codes that you gave me with the fedora 8 rescue cd but it did not work, and mainly am doing this to learn to troubleshoot linux because by now i would just have installed fedora core 8 however i wanted to learn how to troubleshoot it
thanks for the code but somehow it did not work, i looked for the syntax of grub in the man pages but i still could not fix it, i am just mad because i want to learn to troubleshoot it maybe i should just reinstall it
am going to take a look at the link under your name for a grub tutorial
BTW if grub is not on the live cd you have....your error should be
command not found....immediately after trying command grub
the super user command works and the grub command works
i get the grub prompt but when i put the other coomands exactly the way you typed them it gives me an error i tried putting the
but they did not work maybe because they are sata drives?