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Old 11-14-2002, 06:06 PM   #1
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Red face Unable to boot after reloading windows - help


I have dual booted and installed redhat 8 with no problems. I used grub as the boot loader. after windows 2000 became corrupt, and now i cannot get the grub boot screen to select red hat. i can boot into linux with a floppy but I would like to be able to get the grub splash back in. I went into the grub.conf, but I cant find anything that appears wrong. do I need to reinstall grub? If so, how??

Thanks!!
 
Old 11-14-2002, 06:59 PM   #2
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Probably by either running (as root) /sbin/grub or /sbin/grub-install

But that's just my guess as I use lilo and that's how lilo is done

Cool
 
Old 11-14-2002, 07:00 PM   #3
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Thanks, i'll give it a try.
 
Old 11-14-2002, 08:04 PM   #4
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I'd like to know the answer to that myself, I also use Grub and have to boot from a floppy, I tried grub-install and got a few options, one of which was --force-lba, should I try that??
Ah what the hell, I'll try it now and be back in 10 mins and let u know what worked.
 
Old 11-14-2002, 08:26 PM   #5
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Now I remember why I'm booting off floppys, I have 4 OS's on 3 hard drives and now I'm more confused than ever

No more surfing linuxquestions after a few pints
EDIT: No more 'answering questions' while surfing linuxquestions after a few pints

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Old 11-14-2002, 08:40 PM   #6
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I tried /sbin/grub. that gets me to the grub> prompt.

Now what???

thanks
 
Old 11-14-2002, 10:08 PM   #7
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i think its "grub-install /dev/hda" or whatever your boot device is.

-K.
 
Old 11-15-2002, 06:30 AM   #8
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Thanks kev, I will give it a shot.
 
  


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