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Im using Suse 9.3 pro. I've searched for this issue all day and none of the solutions seems to work for me, i must have some of the commands wrong. i reinstalled windows and it reset the bootloader, so i need to get grub to work again so i can boot into linux. I've tried to use the rescue from the first install CD, but when i get to the rescue prompt i dont know how to reisntall or reset grub to work. If anyone can help me with the commands i need to type please help me out.
im not sure, but i would guess the MBR. all i want it my grub bootloader to be back to normal to where i turn on my pc and grub comes up with choice of windows or suse.
sorry, im new at this, and im not very good with the code yet...
please help if you can.
Try chrooting into your linux system first. I'll try to explain it here.
1. Boot your Linux CD and go into the rescue console.
2. Make a directory to mount your linux partition on.
3. Mount your linux partiotion in your new directory.
"mount /dev/hdaX /mnt/root" --Make hdaX whatever your linux partition is.
4. chroot onto your disk
5. If your /boot is on a diferent partition than your root partion, mount it on /boot.
"mount /dev/hdaY /boot" --Make hdaY your boot partition, If you don't have a seperate partiotion for boot, then skip this step.
6. Fix grub.
7. Exit the chrooted system.
8. Unmount your linux partition.
"shutdown -r now"
all of that worked fine untill i got to the grub-install. then i got "The file /boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly."
If you know any way to fix this let me know, but if not i may just reinstall suse completely.
Thanks for helpin ian and others.
You should boot from your suse cd and select the installation.In the third step Suse will show you some choices and you will select the Fix one or sth like this.Suse will automatically detect the problem and load the grub again.