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Old 07-05-2004, 04:49 AM   #1
fleuh
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Question Get Grub back -- Help plz [Done]


Hi everyone !

here i am again, another critical question (i cant boot linux anymore).

here is what i did :

after a human-error with fdisk (i tried to delete a partition), and a reboot

i went on the cli of grub. not knowing what to do, i went back to Dos and i did a fixmbr in order to be able to use my computer.

The fixmbr worked, and i can now boot W$XP. But what i'd like is to get my grub back and boot linux again !!

what could i do to get grub back ?

put the rh9 installation cd and re-install grub ? i don't want to harm my previous installation (datas to be stored).

if anyone could help...
thx

Last edited by fleuh; 07-06-2004 at 06:09 AM.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 05:00 AM   #2
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Boot with yor rh9 CD and select rescue mode, once inside the rescue mode shell type "chroot /mnt/sysimage"
Then if hda is your first boot device type "/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda" to reinstall GRUB into the MBR.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 05:12 AM   #3
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ok, thanks for your answer

i'ill try this tonight (damned work, i cant play during all day... )

i'll give you some feedback.

positive.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 06:01 AM   #4
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hi all !

Demonbane, i tried what you said, i got the prompt and tried a grub-install, but it couldn't find some dependancies.

So i "cd" to some directories inorder to find what was going on, and i found :

i don't have /usr anymore... sure it wont works without that

so i guess i have to reinstall my system.

i think i will switch to debian in order to get more in the depth (with my doing-mess skills, i guess this will be a lot of fun )

thank you for your help guys !
 
  


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