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Old 01-01-2004, 07:31 AM   #1
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Boot problems, carn't boot Linux anymore


I've got a system has dual boot using GRUB as the boot loader thing.

i have windows XP Pro and Redhat 9.

Now i didn't like windows xp pro, so i installed windows Server 2003 Enterprise over it.

Some how Win 23k Server, has overwritten the boot stage of the PC. So i carn't select witch OS i want, how do i restore this? I am certain that it hasn't over written the Linux OS, as windows is only takeing up half of the harddrive like it should be.

Any ideas?
Old 01-01-2004, 08:02 AM   #2
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Well, basically you have to get some kind of boot cd like Knoppix and boot from it. After which you have to mount your root partition like this:

mount /dev/hdax /mnt/your_root
mount -t proc proc /mnt/your_root/proc
chroot /mnt/your_root

After that you have to update your grup config file. I have no uidea how to do this as I use lilo for which i just have to type 'lilo'.

Then just type 'exit' and you can restart and you have your menu back

Hope this helped a bit
Old 01-01-2004, 08:21 AM   #3
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or just use the 1st Red Hat cd in "rescue mode"

Last edited by Skyline; 01-01-2004 at 08:23 AM.


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