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Old 04-06-2003, 05:43 PM   #1
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Question Redhat / Windows XP / Grub question


I have a Dell inspiron 8200 laptop with pre-installed Windows XP, and I made the machine dual-bootable to use Redhat (7.3) and GRUB as bootloader. Now the situation is that the Windows is messed up and I am happily using Linux on the macine, but I'd like to re-install Windows on the machine but not mess anything up with the Redhat installed.

My question is this, if I install windows on the old windows partition what will I have to do to be able to boot up Redhat also via GRUB ? (I assume windows will somewhat mess up the bootloader (GRUB)?).

Thanks in advance.
Ben
 
Old 04-06-2003, 06:14 PM   #2
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Boot back into linux in rescue mode (use CD1) then run
grub-install /dev/hda
 
Old 04-06-2003, 08:21 PM   #3
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Thank you for your input. That helped. Although it took me some time to figure this one out because I kept getting the error that /sbin/grub wasn't found.. so.. all I had to to was enter this command:

chroot /mnt/sysimage

and then,

grub-install /dev/hda


Thanks again for your help.
 
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