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Old 10-17-2008, 07:49 AM   #16
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[/boot has to be reconstructed before grub is reinstalled since the part1.5 and part2 grub sections are kept in /boot/grub.]
I understand this..

[Probably the best way to do this is with the install disk;]
How can i do this.... i am unable to boot via install disk... i changed bios option to cd-rom.. every time i switch on the machine it is showing me the 'grub>' terminal..

[in the worst case, OP can first create /boot then reinstall the kernel using the RPM package that is on the install disk and the rpm command.]
Sorrry i didnt get this........
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In that case, your install disk might not be bootable (though it should be; the Fedora disk I have here boots). Alternatively, your CDROM drive is old enough that it isn't bootable. Or else, you are trying to boot a DVD in a drive that only supports CDROMs.

Try a boot floppy, to boot to the CDROM. There are instructions someplace on the Fedora disk, I am sure, that tell you how to do this.

Or you could use a live CD to bring the system up. Will it come up with a live CD? If it does, then you would be able to build a boot floppy from it.

You apparently are going to have to reinstall your kernel. To do this, study the rpm command (man rpm from a running system).
Old 10-22-2008, 09:06 AM   #18
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i tried but no hope
Old 10-22-2008, 10:39 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by jujose View Post
i tried but no hope
At this point I will "try" to boot from a windows installation disk and repair the MBR.

Vista Repair info...

Note at the end...
"The first option (Startup Repair) will run automatically. And will fix or repair Vista’s MBR and check for any corrupt files and folders."

This will get you to boot into (at least) Windows. Then you can download/burn a linux live cd (with Nero or something similar...DON'T JUST BURN THE FILE INTO A DISK....make sure you select "burn an image to disk")

You can download Fedora Live here:

Or the super grub one...

Some links on how to burn super grub


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