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Old 04-04-2004, 12:30 AM   #1
Registered: May 2003
Location: lake michigan
Distribution: Debian, Mint, Slackware
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disregard this post, sorry

I just installed sarge with the beta 3 installer. Everything went well. This was my first experience with grub .
After rebooting I noticed it didnt recognize my WinXP ntfs partition. I sid some searching and found how-to's that I didnt quite understand and totaly smeared my grub configuration resulting in a error 17.
I then attempted to try and boot from the sarge disk that i downloaded. I "F1'ed" to try to find some sort of recovery method to at least get back into linux resulting in not really finding anything helpfull.
I tried root=/dev/hda1 and root=/dev/hda2 (XP is on first partition, wasnt sure if mbr counted as another partition). Neither worked.
At this point I have fixmbr'ed with XP so I can at least get into an operating system for the time being.
Is there a way to get grub installed again? All I want to do is get back into Debian and either get grub working properly or wipe off grub and go back to good ol LILO again.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Last edited by mipia; 04-04-2004 at 01:00 AM.
Old 04-04-2004, 12:59 AM   #2
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well, I even tried booting from the woody cd, still nothing. Im just going to reinstall with my woody cd's and upgrade to testing and stick with lilo. Thanks anyways.
Old 04-04-2004, 10:43 PM   #3
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not nice, just downloades sarge for install DUAL BOOT WITH SLACKWARE, i would really apreciate some goog tips from the debian gurus here, BEFORE I RUIN MY SYSTEM

i want debian as better gnome develop platform, its hell on slackware

and no, i wont use gentoo or more comm. there are no images around...


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