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Old 04-10-2004, 08:16 PM   #1
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dual boot system doesn't show anymore

I have windows NT in my PC.
I installed linux 9 afterwards.
Because of viruses I had to reinstall windows again.
Now the dual boot system option doesn't appear anymore when I start my computer.
It goes directly into windows.
How can I recover it so I have the option to log into linux again?

Old 04-10-2004, 08:24 PM   #2
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If you have a boot disk you only have to boot your linux system with it and reinstall LILO (or whatever bootloader you use) on the MBR...
Old 04-10-2004, 10:13 PM   #3
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Thak you, I'll try that.
Old 04-12-2004, 06:54 PM   #4
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I booted redhat 9 with the first CD.
I went into the install option and skipped all the screen until I got to the one that asks about installing a dual boot system.
I accepted.
When I was done, the option to choose between windows or linux was not there.

I also booted linux again.
In the first screen I typed the command "linux rescue"
It was mounted under /mnt/sysimage
In the execute shell I typed the command /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda but it told me that /sbin/grub-install did not exist. I checked and it is there.

I have a boot disk, but I would prefer to have the option to choose between windows or linux when the computer is turned on.

What should I do?

Thanks again.
Old 04-13-2004, 05:37 AM   #5
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Use your bootdisk to normal boot your linux,
(no need to rescue mode)
from the normal mode, you can install grub or lilo


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