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Old 08-08-2005, 03:04 PM   #1
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Can't access my linux partition after upgrade of windows

I have a Compaq Presario R3000 AMD 64 3000+

I've had Fedora Core 4 64bit dual boot with windows xp pro, it was running great. So i recently formated my windows partion during my isntall of window xp pro x64.

So now i've lost my grub loader. I am unable to access the linux partition. My computer just boots to Windows XP Pro x64.

When i installed my windows xp pro x64 is was installed in the NTFS partition. I left the Linux partition alone of course. I have it split 40gig for both.

So i'm just looking for help on getting the grub loader up and running again with out reinstalling linux again.

Preivously to get the dual boot working i had to Install windows first making the partitions there, then installing linux.

so any help would be great
Old 08-08-2005, 03:18 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

If you boot into rescue mode with CD1 you should be able to fix it. Once booted run:
chroot /mnt/sysimage
grub-install /dev/hda
Old 08-08-2005, 03:44 PM   #3
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thanks buddy
it works now


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