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Old 02-23-2004, 05:11 AM   #1
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Unhappy Formating C drive after installing Red Hat Linux 9

I have installed the Red hat Linux 9 in my D drive. before i have installed windows ME. i have to format my c drive due to some reason.Now the GRUB menu does not appear when i boot the system. Now how i will be able to run my Linux???????

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Old 02-23-2004, 05:34 AM   #2
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I'm guessing you had Grub installed on MBR. Windows overwrites the MBR on install (perhaps it does so in other situations aswell). So you could boot up with a boot-diskette and re-install grub. Since I've been using lilo lately, I can't remember from the top of my head how to do it, but a man grub may point you in the right direction.
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grub-install /dev/hda ought to do it.

Old 02-24-2004, 03:06 AM   #4
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Last time when I needed to format my C drive, I had been adviced to copy the grub info into a flopy before I formatted and then boot into linux after the formating is complete. Ones I logged in I needed to copy back the grub info to MBR.

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