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Old 09-05-2005, 10:10 AM   #1
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where can i get a bootdisk that supports fixmbr command?


where can i get a windows xp bootdisk that supports fixmbr command?

i heard that a windows xp installation cd would have it,
i only have a windows xp recoverry cd whish does not support it.

can any one point me to the direction where i can find, download and burn such a cd?

i need it to fix my "window unbootable after suse installation" problem

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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5&pagenumber=1
 
Old 09-05-2005, 10:26 AM   #2
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You can use a WIN98 boot floppy and the command 'fdisk /mbr' as well.

If you installed a recent version of SUSE, it has created a backup of the MBR that can be restored with YaST->System->Bootloader Configuration->Reset
 
Old 09-05-2005, 10:28 AM   #3
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thanks i will try YaST->System->Bootloader Configuration->Reset

will that reset my windows mbr before my suse installation?

there are five options in reset , which one should i pic for reseting my mbr to pre suse era?

is it the restore mbr of harddisk?

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Old 09-05-2005, 10:31 AM   #4
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will that reset my windows mbr before my suse installation?
Yes. But be aware that you can't boot Linux anymore without a boot floppy or CD.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 10:35 AM   #5
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so i go "restore mbr of harddisk"

i will be able to boot windows like i use to before my suse installation?
and before that if i create a suse boot CD, i can go back to my suse any time i want?
 
Old 09-05-2005, 10:37 AM   #6
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how can i make a suse boot cd? (i am a 4 days old linux user)
 
Old 09-05-2005, 10:49 AM   #7
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how can i make a suse boot cd? (i am a 4 days old linux user)


You can use your installation CD or burn the boot.iso from the /boot folder on this CD. Both should offer you a menu item "Boot from harddisk". Alternatively, you can create this CD/floppy with YaST->System->Create a boot, rescue or module floppy.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 10:50 AM   #8
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ok i am going to do it
say good luck
 
Old 09-05-2005, 10:57 AM   #9
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Good luck!

Before I forget: If you decide to want grub back again, you can use the system repair from your boot CD:
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2003/1...em-Repair.html
 
Old 09-05-2005, 11:09 AM   #10
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wait, i click on "restore mbr of harddisk"

i then comes up with a msg saying that it will rewrite it with a copy of mbr saved
on the 5 of sep.

that 5 of sep mbr is not the windows mbr that i wanted.... (i think)

advice for a newb?
 
Old 09-05-2005, 11:16 AM   #11
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Maybe a new backup has been created. I have a file called backup_mbr in /boot, which is dated with the time I installed SUSE. So I don't know what to do in your case. Maybe you can give it a try or try to find an old win98 floppy.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 11:21 AM   #12
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i looked and found that backup_mbr, its date on the 5th of sep
 
Old 09-05-2005, 11:29 AM   #13
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i looked and found that backup_mbr, its date on the 5th of sep
Sh...! Have a look here, maybe the freedos solution will help:
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2002/0...tall_grub.html
 
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thanks that was very helpful
 
  


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