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Old 11-24-2002, 01:42 PM   #1
Vin
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[RedHat8.0@HPT370 RAID] error in master boot record


Hello,

I just installed RedHat 8.0 on my computer, it has a RAID array controlled by a HPT370. Because that controller is not supported in the kernel I had to use a customized compiled kernel. In the end, I succeeded in that but I forgot the last step: copying the updated kernel from the floppy to the just installend /boot dir.

I tried to reboot in WinXP, but I deleted the wrong partition and threw away my WinXP partition, d0000h... So I reinstalled Windoze and checked what I did wrong. When I found what out I rebooted the computer, but the Grub Bootloader had been overwritten by WinXP. So I tried to reinstall Linux, BUT! (here starts the actual problem) I couldn't. The Graphical Installation told me that another bootmanager did something with the Master Boot Record and that Linux could rebuild it (lose all data) and otherwise couldn't install . Ofcourse, I didn't want to lose all data, and now I can't get any futher.

Perhaps any of you know how to rebuild the MBR or reinstall GRUB or whatever cause I'm at a loss what to do. Perhaps I could run the Windoze Repair Console and do FIXMBR but I don't like to do that, there is a reasonable chance of losing my partition table.

So.. help would be greatly appreciated..

and yes, I'm a major Linux newbie..

[edit] typo's [/edit]

Last edited by Vin; 11-24-2002 at 01:45 PM.
 
Old 11-25-2002, 08:38 AM   #2
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Okay, with various programs I managed to make my partition table valid again. All is well.
 
Old 12-02-2002, 09:13 AM   #3
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HighPoint 370 and RH 8.0

Vin, I was curious if you installed Rh8 on the raid array and how you did it. Learn me )
 
Old 12-02-2002, 01:50 PM   #4
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Sure thing... check this thread out:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6&goto=newpost

All I needed was (is) there..

good luck
 
  


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