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Old 08-02-2009, 10:52 PM   #1
Pratik Desai
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BOOT MANAGER for Vista missing after installing linux


Dell Laptop
Model Inspiron Series

I had Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium already installed on C partition.

I created a new partition D for Linux and E for Swap using partition magic and installed RED HAT 5. Boot loader is present in Vista.

Now when I try to boot Vista, its showing BOOT MANAGER missing.

Can you guyz suggest what might be the problem and appropriate solution for it..??

Note-When i had kept the boot loader in LINUX..It directly started booting Vista without showing the menu.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 12:52 PM   #2
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If RH5 will still boot, boot to RH5, get a terminal, and enter;
$ su -c cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

It will prompt you for root password, and then output /boot/grub/menu.lst. Please post the results.

If RH5 will not boot, boot to the 1st install disk, or to the rescue disk if you have that, and follow the prompts till your system is mounted under /mnt/sysimage. Then enter;
#cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
and post the results.

owa
 
Old 08-04-2009, 05:26 AM   #3
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Post Quote the command

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Originally Posted by oldwierdal View Post
If RH5 will still boot, boot to RH5, get a terminal, and enter;
$ su -c cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
It will prompt you for root password, and then output /boot/grub/menu.lst. Please post the results.
The cat command should be executed by quoting it.

Code:
su -c  ' cat /boot/grub/menu.lst '
 
Old 08-05-2009, 11:22 AM   #4
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Oops! You're right. I thought it, but didn't write it. Shoulda proofed a little better.
Thanks for pointing that out.

owa
 
Old 08-05-2009, 11:55 PM   #5
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Thank you.. I will post the results today itself
 
  


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