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Old 03-20-2003, 09:35 PM   #1
Molox
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How can I rewrite /boot?


Hi,
I'm (or rather I was) running Red Hat 7.3 on my laptop comuter and I was going to reinstall GRUB and by misstake I wrote:
root (hd0,1)
setup (hd0,1)

Instead of:
root (hd0,1)
setup (hd0)

So I guess I wrote over the /boot partition. Now I can't even boot in rescue mode, is there anything I can do or do I have to format /boot and install linux again?
Thanx
Micke
 
Old 03-20-2003, 09:42 PM   #2
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can't you just pass 'root=/dev/hda(partition#)' to the boot loader on the CD-ROM? Not having /boot shouldn't be an issue there. I should know - My hda died last nite on a raid test box and took the only /boot partition with it, but I was able to boot with slack CD.
 
  


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