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Old 02-28-2003, 06:02 AM   #1
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grup-loader for redhat8.0


I have installed redhat 8.0 without any mistake but
later I had to reinstall win98 and then I lost my grup loader.Now i am not able to reach redhat 'cause I dont have
any boot disk.Is there a way to bring Grup loader back?
 
Old 02-28-2003, 06:04 AM   #2
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re-run the redhat install but choose "upgrade existing installation"
add a couple of packages and it will re-install the bootloader

this is one way of getting redhat back
there are others but i do not know how to do them
 
Old 02-28-2003, 06:13 AM   #3
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Can you tell me what did you mean with a
couple of packages?
 
Old 02-28-2003, 09:37 AM   #4
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when you install redhat you get a screen with various options like Gamestation, or Workstation etc
one of the options is Choose Individual Packages. Choose this option and add "a couple of packages" such as Kernel Source or Development or another Office suite.
If you add packages then the bootloader will be changed as well thus allowing you to install Grub or Lilo.
 
Old 02-28-2003, 10:49 AM   #5
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also if you rerun the installer and do the upgrade option and deselect all packages you can still get to the portion of the installer where you can make a boot disk. This will get you back in to RH where you can reinstall grub.
 
Old 03-01-2003, 03:27 AM   #6
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I've totally tried to reinstall grub this way, but I keep getting the message:

No kernel packages will be installed,
so a bootloader will not be installed.

Well, it's really similar to that anyways...
 
Old 03-01-2003, 03:51 AM   #7
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so
like i said
install the kernel source packages
or the development packages
or any of the server packages
these will effect the kernel which will in turn make the bootloader need an update
which will allow you to re-install it
 
Old 03-02-2003, 04:37 AM   #8
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Yeah, that's what you'd think, but even after installing some kernel package stuff, it gives the same message. I had to reinstall Red Hat anyways, so I got my grub goin ... still curious about that message though.
 
  


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