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Old 05-16-2008, 01:47 AM   #1
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grub repair on laptop ( which has Windows XP + Fedora Core 6)

Greetings all,

Yesterday night I tried installing FreeBSD on my laptop (Compaq running on AMD Turion 64).
It already has Windows XP and Fedora Core6 which is working fine.
I didn't get much far in FreeBSD installation, I quit in the middle at a safe place without comitting any changes I made.

But after this when I reboot my machine I'm getting this grub prompt

GNU GRUB version 0.97 (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)
[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. for the first word....

Today I got the Fedore rescue cd and rebooted my machine with that.
I google'd for the grub repair but nothing worked out..

After getting the shell from rescue cd (before doing 'chroot '/mnt/sysimage')
if I give 'fdisk -l'
This is what I'm getting

Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB,
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units .......
Disk identified:.....

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id Systems
/dev/sda1 * 1 2407 19334196 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 2408 7296 39270892+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 2408 4987 20723818+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 4988 6530 12394116 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 6531 6849 2562336 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 6850 7296 3590496 83 Linux

This is grub.conf file in /mnt/sysimage/boot/grub/grub.conf

title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.img
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Earlier when the system was working fine, I used to have C:, DCD DRIVE), E:, F: drives in windows and two partitions in Fedora.

Can anyone share their experiences if you have encountered similar problem.

Thanks in advance.

Old 05-16-2008, 04:22 AM   #2
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:22 PM   #3
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Thank you,

I got it fixed...



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