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Old 12-04-2003, 01:22 AM   #1
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Question Mondo-rescue restore onto system with Win2K

trying to configure 8 Dell systems that are identical with Fedora Core1 and Win2K on each, two SCSI Hard drives in each, one for Win2K and one for Fedora Core. All systems have Win2K installed, setup Fedora on one, then used Mondo-Rescue to create a set of CD's, booted off CD, restored the Linux to 2nd PC, but now won't boot at all. Can anyone help? I suspect it's not got Grub but i don't know how to install that separately.
Old 12-04-2003, 06:05 AM   #2
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Hi Jondalar,

To configure grub you need to somehow boot up using a separate method. The simplest way would be to boot from a CD, get the bootsector from a working system and restore it onto your system (you need to check that the partition names are the same or this won't work, and I'm not 100% sure that it will anyway).

To back up the bootsector : dd if=/dev/hda of=bootsector.bin bs=512 count=1

To restore the bootsector : dd if=bootsector.bin of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1
Since you have SCSI drives, drive name won't be hda so amend as needed.

Alternatively, you could try redoing grub or lilo from scratch having booted from Knoppix or using a CD to boot your Fedora install from (you can do this with Mandrake, don't know about Fedora).

MondoRescue certainly can back up and restore boot sectors so if yours didn't its probably something you missed in your backup options.

If all else fails, there's a good message board over at the MondoRescue website where the developers can help you out in case it is a Mondo issue.


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