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crofty13 06-18-2006 07:34 AM

Xp broke my Master boot record.
I am running dual boot on my PC, Redhat Ent 4 and Win XP.

I had to reinstall Xp and it has now overwritten the MBR so I cannot access Grub it just boots straight from the C:/ drive instead of the /boot partition.

How can I get it back? Is there any software for repairing the MBR?

Lenard 06-18-2006 08:40 AM

Boot with the Installation media into rescue mode by typing 'linux rescue' minus the single quotemarks when the menu screen is displayed. Answer a few question and read the on-screen messages. Pay extra attention to the chroot screen, and follow the advice. When ready type something like;

/sbin/grub-install --recheck /dev/hda

When done type 'exit' (twice) and reboot.

pixellany 06-18-2006 12:23 PM

Things like the Ultimate Boot CD--or any "live Linux" such as Knoppix will have utitilies for reinstalling GRUB.

One suggestion: Put GRUB on a floppy--when you reinstall window, you will still be able to get into Linux.

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