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Old 12-21-2006, 05:30 AM   #1
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Etch Grub commands and set up

I've been using Fedora on an Asus A8N5X MB, AMD 3800+ 64bit, 2 GB ram system and just did a netinstall of ETCH to replace the Fedora. Etch is on the first drive (a SATA) with the Windows and I told it to put Grub in the MBR. (I think I'm saying that right, I accepted the choice at the end of the installation)

However, now when I boot, it takes me to a Grub command line with no options as far as tabing between the OS's. How do I get this thing started and configured to let me choose between Windows and Debian?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help. Unfortunately, everything went south and I've had to re-install Windows and the apps first. In fairness, it may have been the Maxtor that crapped out that was really the problem. The good news is that this was a back up machine set up for the purpose of trying things out. Now the question is, "Do I feel lucky" to want to try things again.

Thanks again.


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