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i have suse 9.1 PE and xp installed on computer. I formatted xp so there went the mbr.
Now Grub is gone. I used yast, system, boot loader config to propose new config:
Boot loader type GRUB
Boot loader location 1, IDE, 74.53 GB, /dev/hda, WDC-WD800BB-32CCB0(MBR)
Disc order /dev/hda
default section Linux
Available sections Linux (default), Linux other, Floppy, Failsafe
Activate Boot Loader Partion No
This is what i got when i tried to restore mbr of hard disk:
GNU GRUB version 0.94 (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)
[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB
lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
completions of a device/filename. ]
grub> root (null)
Error 23: Error while parsing number
grub> install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 / d (hd0) / 0x8000 (null)/
Error 12: Invalid device requested
So the only way that i can get into to suse is to put in the cd, load and choose the install.
While i am in install, abort. then choose to load installed os from hd.
All i am trying to do is to get grub reinstalled. I thought about the boot disks but there is 3 to make, besides floppies are slow.
windows doesn't like grub (every linux install that i had were there was a windows/ linux dual boot, all windows i tried (2k and xp) killed grub). your best bet is to run lilo imo. lilo has never caused problems for me
Boot up off the SuSE CD
Continue with the installation
When prompted with the message "setup has found an existing linux installation, and the options "new installation", "boot installed system", etc, choose "repair current system", and follow the prompts.
Last edited by DJ Cacophony; 10-01-2004 at 04:27 PM.