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Old 09-10-2003, 09:30 AM   #1
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Format problems ???


hi

I have a 10 GB hard disk- 6.5 GB for windows and rest for linux. I have been getting a lot of errors (like getting a blue screen) on windows especially when I connect to the internet on windows. And recently I 've got a prob with windows registry. So I have decided to format the windows partition- 6.5 GB.

I have already copied some imprtant files I would require to the linux partition so that after I format and install windows, I could copy the files back to the windows partition.

My query is- Will there be any problem after I format the windows partition and reinstall windows because I have linux on the other partition? Will there be any problem with the GRUB lilo loader?
Will formatting windows partition and reinstalling linux affect linux in any way ?


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Old 09-10-2003, 09:40 AM   #2
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Formating windows causes to overwrite the MBR, and you may lose grub, create a linux boot diskette so you could access linux after formating windows and then, be able to restore grub
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:43 AM   #3
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Restoring Grub

hi

After I create a linux boot disk, how do I restore GRUB after reinstalling WINDOWS ????



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Old 09-10-2003, 09:49 AM   #4
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Well i use mdk 9.1 and i have done this in order to reinstall boot loader:
boot with mdk's cd 1, press F1 and type RESCE, then select 'reinstall boot loader' option and restart.
I don't know which distro you have, but that procedure had worked for me, Hope this helps
 
  


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