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Old 02-15-2005, 02:46 PM   #1
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grub configure


i am absolutely new to linux . i have been inspired by someone who is a great suporter of open source. anyways i have win xp and fedora core 2 .
my win xp is corrupt so ineed to reinstall it by formatting my c: drive. will the grub go with it ? how can i reconfigure the grub?
 
Old 02-15-2005, 02:51 PM   #2
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hi

if during windows Installtion ,it writes to ur MBR then ur GRUB will surely be gone

to recover it

boot into rescue mode(type "linux rescue" at while booting from 1 st CD)

chroot to ur linux partition(for redhat based systems u need to run "chroot /mnt/sysimage" after u boot in rescue mode)

and

grub-install /dev/hda

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Old 02-17-2005, 02:32 PM   #3
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is fc2 cds are required or i can do with any version of red hat
 
Old 02-17-2005, 02:47 PM   #4
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hi there

with fedora Cds ,it will be more easy

or u can do wth any linux
there u need to mount ur root partiton ,then "chroot" to that partition

so better if u can get Fedora Cds

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Old 02-18-2005, 01:45 PM   #5
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using redhat 9.0 instead of fc2 following output came after linux rescue
and after fdisk -l
i got hdd4 as my linux partition
i wrote following
mount /dev/hdd4 /tmp
chroot /tmp
grub-install /dev/hdd4


following error came
sh-2.05b# grub-install /dev/hdd4
sh: child setpgid (105 to 105) : no such process
the file /boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly
 
Old 02-18-2005, 02:05 PM   #6
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As Masand stated the correct command is
Code:
grub-install /dev/hda
assuming that your Windows partition is the first one on the first drive (which it probably is because Windows can't comprehend a situation where it would be anything other than the first partition).

hth

Mark
 
Old 02-18-2005, 02:26 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by ArthurDent
As Masand stated the correct command is
Code:
grub-install /dev/hda
assuming that your Windows partition is the first one on the first drive (which it probably is because Windows can't comprehend a situation where it would be anything other than the first partition).

hth

Mark
thanks "Mark" for putting my point again

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Old 02-18-2005, 03:30 PM   #8
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as u said my windows must be on 1st patition
its not so i ahve two version of windows xp
one on c: drive
and one on e: drive
and iam not using grub/hda coz my hdd is secondary slave
and as far to my knowledge for srcondary slave hdd4 is used
plz clarify
 
Old 02-18-2005, 03:31 PM   #9
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u need to use

grub-intall /dev/hdd

not hdd4 since u want to install grub on MBR and not on UR root partition I guess???

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Old 02-19-2005, 02:39 PM   #10
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i gave up installing grub and iam going for fc3. would it be better if i switch to lilo from grub
how can i make that switch
 
Old 02-19-2005, 03:15 PM   #11
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hi there

wheh ur installing Linux u have an option of installing any one of the two

and BTW grub is newer then lilo and lilo may be depriciated in future versions,might have been depricited in FC3

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Old 02-20-2005, 02:27 PM   #12
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my 2nd installation cd of fc3 is corrupt
so ineed to procure new cd . till then iam cut of from the world of linux
its a shame
 
Old 02-20-2005, 02:49 PM   #13
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shame for who??
 
Old 02-23-2005, 06:06 PM   #14
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NOW NEW PROB;EM WITH GRUB
WHEN I INSTALL FC 2 AND I GIVE LOCATION OF MY XP PARTITION FOR GRUB EVERYTHING RUNS OK . BUT WHEN SYSTEM STARTS IT SHOWS TWO ENTRIES ONE OF FEDORA AND OTHER OF WIN XP
WHEN I CLICK ON WIN XP
SOME ERROR COMES WHICH SAYS DISK NOT FOUND PRESS ENTER TO REBOOT
AND THEN NOTHING HAA[ENS
WHATS THIS
 
Old 02-23-2005, 10:29 PM   #15
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post ur grub.conf here

and the O/P of

fdisk -l

regards
 
  


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