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Old 12-23-2004, 06:05 AM   #1
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boot problems

I have dual OS: windows XP and mandrake linux which both work properly until I reinstalled my windows XP. I have 2 HD's, the first one is in NTFS the second one is partitioned, NTFS and FAT system (linux). After reinstalling windows, i couldnt seem to boot to linux anymore... what should i do?
Old 12-23-2004, 07:30 AM   #2
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Windows overwrites the boot loader. You need to use a live CD so you can chroot into your system and re-install your bootloader (make sure you keep your origional configuration files).


Old 12-23-2004, 07:35 AM   #3
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When you re-installed XP, your boot loader got wiped out, so now you can no longer boot linux. You did not state which distro you are using. You may be able to boot from your linux install CD and re-install a boot loader, either lilo or grub. I have used both. I found Lilo a little easier to get to work.

Post your distro, but also have a search on the board for similar problems. Search for Lilo or Grub to get an idea how to install them. Your linux install should be intact (assumimg nothing disastorus has happened to it) once you get a boot loader installed.
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Use GAG v.4 multibootloader. Configure your systems and .......
Good luck


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