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Old 11-21-2007, 03:30 PM   #1
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Distribution: Fedora 14, Solaris 10
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Grub (Boot Loader) problem

I have xp on C drive and D,E,F with ntfs parttions.

I installed RHEL 5 on sda8 with /and ext3 fs allocating 5 gb space & 1gb swap space.
I installed grub on /dev/sda8.Installation completed sucssesfully.

But now it directly boots in XP.
Grub doesnt appear.

Plz help me .
Thnx in advance.
Old 11-21-2007, 03:48 PM   #2
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Install grub on the MBR of the hard drive - grub calls it (hd0) ... you should be able to do that from the installation disk without having to reinstall RHEL

The only time you need to install grub onto a partition (such as /dev/sda8) is when you have a bootloader installed onto the MBR which will chainload to the bootloader on the partition.


start the computer with the installation disk and select rescue mode. From the command line type:
root (hd0,7)
setup (hd0)

Last edited by Greenfuse; 11-21-2007 at 03:57 PM.
Old 11-21-2007, 10:14 PM   #3
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yup thnk u mate
Prob solved

thnx 2 da Linux Community always ready 2 help


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