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Old 02-10-2006, 12:20 PM   #1
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reinstalling winXP on an existing dual boot system with winXP and FC4 grub not workin

i had a windows xp on the primary partition of my hard disk and a fedora core 4 on the second partition. in all i had 4 NTFS partition and /boot, /, /swap partition on my 80 gb.everything is working fine till here. now i reinstalled windows xp and the grub is not working. i found some help regarding reinstallation of grub, where u have to enter in rescue mode then chroot /mnt/sysimage and then grub etc. but this is not working.

now my windows is working fine. give me some solution.
thanks in advance. awaiting ur reply
Old 02-10-2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to champion. Well, you are pretty close to fix it . In fact, you just need to reinstall GRUB with one command after booting into rescue mode:

chroot /mnt/sysimage
grub-install /dev/hda

That assumes that you want grub re-installed to the MBR. Note: use hda, not hda1. If you have sATA disks, most likely it's sda, ratter then hda. Did you try that?

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thanks mega man X. i had tried that before . when i give the command
chroot /mnt/sysimage
the error comes as directory not found.
what to do next. i am sure u have some solution to this

awaiting ur reply
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strat linux rescue
then try this command
dd if=/dev/hdX of=/linux.bin bs=512 count=1
where hdX is your /boot
this have to copy your linux boot to C:\linux.bin
then update tour boot.ini and add this line
c:\linux.bin = " Fedora Core "
must work


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