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Old 08-21-2003, 11:40 PM   #1
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Exclamation Oh My God...What have i done?!


I installed (or rather my brother) XP onto my old XP partition today (so i could play some games) and to my horror, when i start up my system it doesn't go to the Grub Boot loader screen. How can i get there to get back to linux. I'm in windows right now and i can feel it corrupting my soul as we speek. Please how can i boot back into linux? Get back to me as soon as i can, while i crouch under a table praying to the penguin god.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 11:46 PM   #2
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use a linux install disk, and when it gives you boot: type this:

linux root=/dev/hdX noinitrd that might work for you. then inside re-install grub
 
Old 08-22-2003, 12:04 AM   #3
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This might be of some help?

http://www.gnu.org/manual/grub/html_mono/grub.html
 
Old 08-22-2003, 12:11 AM   #4
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I'll try that skyline. ANd Exodus, i can boot to linux using that command, but on boot up i get a bunch of errors and when redhat starts the sound doesn't work and can't connect to my d-link router. Help me. Microsoft is ruining my life.

I'm so tired i'm going to bed, but i'll try and fix it tommorow.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 12:13 AM   #5
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errors are expected doing what I told you on redhat. it should still get you to the prompt and let you type grub (I am lilo user not sure if that is exactly how)
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:53 AM   #6
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Just type grub in the shell as root and grun will be reinstalled. However, in order to dual boot into XP you will have to modify some settings.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 07:42 PM   #7
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yo man its easy what hapend is when you instaled you xp it mate wondows part active just have to slap bacl you linux cd in and do like if you would install jsu install the boot and reset linux active that all later man
 
Old 10-21-2003, 10:27 PM   #8
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I think redhat does like mandrake and when you put the install disk in, it gives you a rescue option where you then choose to reinstall the bootloader. I'll pop my redhat disk in in a few and post back with better info.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 11:49 PM   #9
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thanks ziggi and sandman, but i already solved this problem a while ago. I just forgot to ad a post that i fixed it. sorry to waste your time, but maybe your answers will help others with similar problems.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 11:54 PM   #10
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cool, glad you got it fixed.
Just want to add that I put the redhat 9 disk in and it does have rescue mode but it just mounts your linux install. The command is "linux rescue" at the boot prompt incase anyone else needs to know.
 
  


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