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redhat enterprise linux3
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:59 AM   #1
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grub loader problem


i am having a dual boot system with red hat enterprise linux 5 and windows vista.My problem is that i have given the following command at console

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=446 count =1

then i rebooted my system, after that my boot loader was removed, i was able to re-install the grub by going thru rescue mode but now when i am trying to start the windows vista, it is just restarting my system, what i should do now.i have already tired to re-install the Linux but no result


plz help
 
Old 11-03-2007, 09:04 AM   #2
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First, the poll does not relate to the subject of the thread.

When you re-installed Linux, did you instruct it to also install the bootloader (GRUB). What happened after the re-install? ("no result" does not tell us much)
 
Old 11-04-2007, 07:47 AM   #3
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yes, i instructed it to reinstall the GRUB, and linux is working properly but windows is not working????
 
Old 11-04-2007, 08:20 AM   #4
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Do you get a GRUB menu with Windows as one of the options?

If so, what happens when you select Windows?

Running in Linux, look at /boot/grub/menu.lst and post here. Also, tell us the partition layout---eg Windows on hda1, Linux / on hda2, etc.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 08:58 AM   #5
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ya i get a grub menu with windows a one of teh options and when i select that it just restart my system
partition layout is like (hd0,1) for windows and (hd0,4) for linux
 
Old 11-05-2007, 09:10 AM   #6
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Again, please post the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst (the GRUB configuration file)

If Windows is (hd0,1), then what is in the first partition (hd0,0)?
 
Old 01-15-2008, 05:28 PM   #7
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Are you aware of the outcomes of the command you typed that caused the problem in the first place?!

Did someone tell you to type that as a joke? Or were you intentionally trying to erase your bootloader?
 
Old 01-16-2008, 05:04 PM   #8
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Simple solution;format complete HD,install Vista(first),install RHEL.Problem fixed.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 12:42 AM   #9
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Simple solution;format complete HD,install Vista(first),install RHEL.Problem fixed.
That's a bit extreme for a simple bootloader problem... it would work, but it's a bit extreme...
 
  


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