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Old 05-03-2005, 06:31 PM   #1
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Question Can't Get to hdb FC3 Installation

I have the following:

hda - 20 gb WinXP and a new FC3 installation with GRUB dual boot. vfat and ext3
hdb - 200 gb with old FC3 installation ext3
sda - Firewire 200 gb media storage ntfs

I decided to make a clean installation of WinXP on hda; old one was hosed. I was not able to access hdb good FC3 installation after WinXP install. I used FC3 DVD and installed new FC3 on hda using disk druid to make a place for FC3.

hda (new FC3 Install) works OK but very slow unlike earlier hdb install.

I want to return to using hdb as the primary FC3 and return hda to original all WinXP by clean install of WinXP.

I can see hdb's partitions using disk manager and command line but cannot mount or read. I know it is all there and a good installation with data and personalized screens, etc.

Request help in getting this fiasco back to normal again. I hate Windows and I can't tell you how much I hate it, but we will set that rage aside for the moment and get this fixed.

Then I get out the welding torch and look for Billy's Balls.

Thanks in advance,



Last edited by Misterfixit; 05-03-2005 at 07:25 PM.
Old 05-04-2005, 05:46 AM   #2
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It is always a good idea to back up your boot sector, in particular when dual booting with Windows.
Go to and search for 'restore grub mbr' or 'grub restore howto', this will bring up some useful sites.


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