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Old 08-16-2004, 06:36 AM   #1
bngrhl
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Disk Error need Help pLS.


I have 3 os in my pc win98, xp and RH9, when i install grub i install it on hda1 instead of hda only: the syntax goes like this:

chroot /mnt/sysimage...
grub-install /dev/hda1
exit
exit

after that a disk error message appear everytime i select the windows option on the grub screen...what shall i do please healp....Lot of files is endangered..thanks

I tried to install xp again, booted on win98 bootdisk, tried fdisk /mbr the only message after the fdisk /mbr is that no harddrive active...Then I use fdisk set the partition active. But one thing I notice is that on partition type it says unknown...Please help

Last edited by bngrhl; 08-16-2004 at 06:41 AM.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 06:50 AM   #2
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what is on hda1, linux, windows ??
and also, are you able to start linux ? ( then you can mount your windos parts and back-up data )
and... i dont use grub but lilo and i guess if you use grub as bootmanager, it should be installed
in the MBR..
generally, such a problem is solvable...

egag

Last edited by egag; 08-16-2004 at 09:14 AM.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 06:26 PM   #3
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windows, is on hda1...And im able to boot on linux, ...so far if that the case how would i mount windows, pls help thanks...
 
Old 08-17-2004, 07:17 AM   #4
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to mount the win-part :

mkdir /windows ( make a mount-point, this can be anywhere in the dir-tree )
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /windows ( if it's a fat32 or fat16 )

if it's a ntfs partition , you probably have to inset the proper module
just type : modprobe ntfs ( if it's already loaded, you get a reply telling you that )
and then : mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /windows

after that you can access your win-part. and save the data.

when all is saved, try to install lilo ( some people on this site think it's better than grub, i don't use grub )

type: liloconfig ,

choose ' expert ' option
start with new header
installpoint : in the MBR,
add Linux part.,
add windows part.'s
install lilo

that should do it.

egag

Last edited by egag; 08-17-2004 at 07:22 AM.
 
  


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