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Old 10-29-2006, 06:46 PM   #1
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Grub Boot loader

I have a dual boot OS my linux distro is SUSE 10.1 and a Windows Xp at first my boot loader is ok but when i reinstalled Windows Xp my boot loader gone ...
My Disk Partition Device Boot /dev/hda1 * HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda2 W95 /dev/hda5 w95fat32 /dev/hda6 linux /dev/hda7 linux /dev/hda8 linux Swap/Solaris /dev/hda9 linux /dev/hda10 linux
i also see my computer says
Booting from hda9

My grub.conf setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0,6)(hd0,6) setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0)(hd0) quit
/boot/grub/ /dev/hda
Modifies by Yast2 last confgiuration on Oct 31 4:10:36 PHT 2006 color white/blue black/light-gray default 0 timeout 8 gfx menu (hd0,6) message ##### Title SUSE 10.1 root (hd0,6) kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda9 resume=/dev/hda8 splash=silent show opts initrd /initrd title failsafe --SUSE linux 10.1 root (hd0, 6) kernel /vmlinuz root = /dev/hda9 show opts ide=nodma apm=off no resume nosmp noapic max opus=0 edd=off 3 init /initrd
How can i repair my boot loader so that i can dual boot i hope somebody could help me thanks in advance
Old 10-29-2006, 10:11 PM   #2
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It's not too difficult. Windows will overwrite your MBR, so you should get used to doing this if you continue to dual boot with Windows. I just recently had to do this when I decided to dual boot Debian and Gentoo.

I used

Now, your's should be easier, since your setup hasn't changed, just reinstalled Windows. What I had to do was look at Gentoo's config file and add it to Debian's then do a new GRUB install.
Old 10-30-2006, 12:44 AM   #3
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make sure you install windows first is the easiest. If you do linux first your MBR will be overwritten.
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lord_cedrich, please do not start multiple threads for the same issue. This makes it difficult for others to follow your threads and is against the rules you agreed to when you signed up to join the site.

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