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Old 12-16-2004, 03:28 PM   #1
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do i have to reinstall linux??


hi,
how r u guys hope all are best. I have got a prb i am having a hard drive with 4 partitions C,D,E,F i have windows xp on drive C: and linux (rat hat 9.0) on drive F: i have installed my linux on MBR and i have reinstalled winxp which over writen the MBR and now i have to intall linux again.
so can any one of u tell me how can i install only those files that are needed to be installed because linux is still there but some of the files are over writen by winxp so can some one tell me any command so that i dont have to install the whole linux once again..

waiting for ur replays......

hope i will get the help sOOn.......
 
Old 12-16-2004, 03:35 PM   #2
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First of all... have you created a linux rescue disk? If you have created one it is very easy to boot into linux and just reinstall the boot loader.

And then.. what distribution are you using...is it Mandrake or Suse or what? Because some distributions allow you to go into rescue mode from the installation cd itself, from where you can reinstall the boot loader
 
  


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