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Old 09-06-2003, 11:16 PM   #16
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There is something like bootnoverify.. dunno how it works...

I saw it in my grub.conf file

I'd rather not start taking pot-shot chances at wrecking my MBR perminantly, so I mean, I'm going to need a bit more of a definate answer!!

Come on linux guru's we know you're out there!!

Jim
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:29 PM   #17
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sorry you need to specify where you want it installed. on the MBR would be
/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:37 PM   #18
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Right, but would it pick up my windows and boot it *AS WELL AS* my linux?

I want to boot my (or hd0 according to my grub) drive as windows and hd1,4 for linux

=)
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:44 PM   #19
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As long as the right info is in your grub.conf(it looks ok to me), the install command should work. Grub should be able to boot windows and linux

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Old 09-06-2003, 11:46 PM   #20
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doesn't the # simply mean root ? Or do I acutally have to type in #/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:49 PM   #21
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# means as root, you don't need to type it
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:51 PM   #22
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Ok, but again, /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda is that going to pick up my windows boot on that drive and install a linux boot or is it just going to try to boot to that drive and forget linux?
 
Old 09-07-2003, 12:19 AM   #23
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I am not really understanding what you are asking. If you run the command /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda it will install grub on your master boot record(/dev/hda), this is the first place your computer looks for info to boot your operating system. From theri grub can tell your computer to boot windows(hd0,0) or linux(hd1,4)
 
Old 09-07-2003, 02:01 AM   #24
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I am tired of these boot loaders I have to use one.. because if I disable GRUB I have no way to get into windows when I need to.. I have had similar problems in the past, and they took quite awhile to work out.. and tons of trips here..
 
Old 09-07-2003, 02:35 AM   #25
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See, the problem is that I have edited the grub.conf to tell it to boot hd0,0 and i trieed hd0,1 but 0,0 returns me to grub without error, and 0,1 says no partion exists...

..
 
Old 09-11-2003, 05:58 PM   #26
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Did you find a solution? I have run into the same problem - after doing the grub-install /dev/hda XP does not start.... (yah I know it shouldn't be on the disk :-) ) - I can just like you boot Linux effortlessly.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 06:39 PM   #27
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Apparently, rescueing linux wrecks the needed xp mbr data so the "solution" - if you can call it that - was to save data on another HD and format hda reinstall windows first, then reinstall linux...



A guru had told me before about a method to which one might circumvent this, but it proved to risky as i cannot lose any of my precious data... so I did not attempt it...
 
Old 09-12-2003, 08:32 AM   #28
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If I knew the risky method I'd give it a shot since the installations are both pristine. However I had arrived at your win first then linux reinstall when I went to work this morning - now I'm back and ready to rock. Hope it will work.

Should you come to think of the method let me know as it might come in handy some other day... though I need not think of windows XP on my own machine - Windows in my world is out 4 good, the last Win I used was Win98 and it had a crash tendency several times daily and finally it was cracked as well, straight through firewalls and all - has cost me setbacks measured in months in my publishing ventures, both in the software department and concerning my two novels, and four shorts.... soon to be out using LyX if everything pans out.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 09:44 AM   #29
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patientzero,
When you used the linux rescue disk to reinstall grub, you did the "setup (hd0,0)" command. This installs to the MBR of te first partition of the hard disk, where XP's stuff is supposed to be. You should have specified (hd0) only (without the extra 0). Use your XP cd to enter it's Recovery Console, and use the fixmbr command. Then use your linux rescue cd, and do the same thing you did earlier, except with "setup (hd0)" instead of "setup (hd0,0)".
 
Old 09-12-2003, 04:50 PM   #30
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yeah, thats what butchered my mbr... it was harsh unstable... i did a good noob job on it... had to format...
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