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Old 10-10-2003, 11:38 AM   #16
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Ok if grub doesnt work well for you, boot with winxp cd into the recovery console, then do a fixmbr and fixboot(just in case)
that should restore the mbr and nt boot sector and you should be able to boot xp, then use the nt boot loader to boot linux, check out the guides on how to do this.
Old 10-10-2003, 11:04 PM   #17
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How about this...if you are on the verge of giving up...and I am sure that there must be a better solution, but you could just buy another harddisk, install Linux on that disk (after rearranging the disks on the your first IDE on the motherboard. Then when in the fresh install which works, mount the other drive to look at what is there.

By the way if you just cant see what is on the drive (and sorry I didnt look back at the above comments to find out) then maybe your kernel just isnt compiled properly to be able to see what is on the disk.


PLEASE show us what you have written in your grub.conf file (or whatever redhat uses).

Also us the errors you are getting.

You know, copy paste.

Then we can figure this out.

Last edited by Kroenecker; 10-10-2003 at 11:11 PM.
Old 10-11-2003, 09:25 PM   #18
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I have had the exact same problem as you LinuxNoobie2676

Did anyone work out how to solve it?
Old 10-12-2003, 12:53 AM   #19
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Thanks for all the help, I will post all the error messages, later on today (SUN) around 6-7ish. I will try and run the xp cd and see were it gets me. I just have to run to my Fathers house to get it. No need to but a second HD, since I have a 80, and A 13. lol I think 93 GB be enough for now.... Until I update My MB and start buying cool V-games again...

you all have a wonderful day I will keep you posted.


All of you have been the most help to me, so I thank you big time , better then the rotten book I bought and any other site I ve been to.



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