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Old 07-29-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
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Exclamation Urgent! Grub Boot Loader! Help!


i managed to install Fedora Core 4 adn SuSe Linux and Windows XP all to run in harmony with each other!!

However i had a fiddle (oops) and deleted and created some partions.

Now i'm stumped.

The Grub Boot loader worked perfectly before!

Now when i turn on the computer i just get:

GNU GRUB Version 0.95 (640k lower/ 522688k upper memory)

[Minimal BASH-like line diting is supported. For the word TAB lists possible command completions. ANywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device file/filename}

GRUB> ""Then in can type""

It is just one of the black windows before an operation system has loaded.

I really need to run windows urgently?

Has anybody got any prompts how to?

Do i need to install a new boot loader from the windows disk?

HELP
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:24 PM   #2
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Please don't mark your threads as "urgent" because all threads are given the same priorty by those who can help out.

Anyway did you delete the partition where grub was installed? At the moment what distributions do you have installed and on where are their root partitions located?
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:27 PM   #3
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First, did you damage any of your OS partitions? If so, then you will probably have to reinstall that particular OS. If not, then it sounds like you simply need to reinstall GRUB. Are all of these operating systems on one hard drive, or are they spread across multiple drives?
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:27 PM   #4
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I don't think i did, but i think i deleted the operating system that was associated with it!
But there is obviously still some form of GRUB on there.

Sorry to mark it urgent, but i'm going away tomorrow, and i need ot get data off it.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:28 PM   #5
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There all on one hard drive.

I think i could have damaged th elinux partitions but not the windows one!

How do i re-install it?
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:34 PM   #6
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- First, boot from the FC4 disk 1

- Enter "linux rescue" at the prompt.

- type "chroot /mnt/sysimage"

- then type "grub-install --recheck /dev/hda"

- reboot
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:36 PM   #7
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i'll go and give it a go!

Thanks!!

People, please keep on replying if you got any good ideas!
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:38 PM   #8
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bushidozen's method seems to be the best and thats what I was going to recommend.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:42 PM   #9
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Unhappy

Sorry, Didn't work!
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:43 PM   #10
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Question

It said i didn't have any linux partitons!

But i think the GRUB boot loader was left on the windows partions when i deleted the linux ones!

Can i remove this or install a windows XP boot loader?
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:43 PM   #11
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Are you still having the same problem? Did one of the commands you typed fail? What exactly happened?
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:46 PM   #12
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If you install the Windows bootloader you will only be able to boot into a Windows OS. However since you seemed unable to mount any linux partitions, you might as well install the bootloader, retrieve your data, and reinstall your linux operating systems after you return.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:47 PM   #13
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Yeah that sounds good. I only really need to be able to get to my Windows.

How do i install windows boot loader.

Got the Windows XP disk by the way!
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:49 PM   #14
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can u take me through a step by step guide please!
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:50 PM   #15
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I found this on a different forum:

Quote:
If for some reason you find the need to get back to your Windows XP bootloader instead of the one installed by your Linux distro, simply follow these instructions:
 
  


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