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Old 07-30-2003, 10:03 AM   #1
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How can I restore GRUB ?

No, I don't have a rescue disk.
Can I restore Grub from the RH9 install CD ?
How ?
Grub was running Ok and gave me choice between XP, Win2k Server, and RH9.
Until I decided to upgrade my Win2k Server to a Win2k3 Server.
Now Grub is gone, and I only have the Micro$oft boot record.

Old 07-30-2003, 12:43 PM   #2
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Yes just boot from CD 1 and at the "boot:" prompt type "linux rescue" and press enter. From there you shold be able to follow:
Old 07-30-2003, 01:16 PM   #3
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Wow! Now I am in trouble...

I used the boot from Cd. Went to the Linux-rescue mode.
Mounted my RH9 installation. Changed dir to /sbin
Ran the "grub-install /dev/hda" script.
Output was successful.

Now I don't have grub nor the windows boot loader.
Just a pitch black screen.

Any ideas ?
Old 07-30-2003, 02:20 PM   #4
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check your /etc/grub/grub.conf to make sure it is intact and makes sense.

you could also throw in your red hat 9 cd1 and do an upgrade, without selecting any packages even, you should be able to "update" your install of grub

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Old 07-30-2003, 02:46 PM   #5
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and if you don't find it there check:
cause there is no subdirectory grub in the etc folder in redhat.
Old 07-30-2003, 03:22 PM   #6
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oops, yeah, sorry about that I was thinking of /boot/grub/grub.conf

thanks for the heads-up


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