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Old 06-17-2003, 06:14 PM   #1
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Installing Grub


I just reinstalled WindowsXP and it decided that I only needed its boot loader ... so grub is now gone.

I'm wondering if there is any way to install grub in the MBR again without using a floppy (my floppy drive is currently not working).

I can access my redhat install using the rescue option on the install CD, so I have all the tools I need, but the info and man pages for Grub aren't as clear as they could be.

Help
 
Old 06-17-2003, 06:22 PM   #2
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if you just boot to your rescue mode and run "grub" it should put you into a grub shell, then just a case of

grub> root (hd0,0) // Your boot partition - hda1 here
grub> setup (hd0) // Where the boot record is - MBR
grub> quit

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml gives some extra useful details.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 01:41 AM   #3
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That doesn't seem to do the trick. I've gotten Lilo working, and it's properly boots both OS'. I think I'll just have to put up with the ugly startup screen until I figure something out.

Thanks
 
Old 06-18-2003, 02:42 AM   #4
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I think you can use a boot disk to boot into linux then simply run grub-install and provided that your linux partition is intact it should simply work again
 
  


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