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Old 02-06-2004, 07:32 PM   #1
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Angry Dual Boot After Windows XP Home Re-install



HELP!...I just re-installed windows... but Grub dont load @ startup anymore any1 know how to solve this problem...or is there away to access /dev/hda1 from Windows Xp?




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Old 02-06-2004, 08:36 PM   #2
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Use your cd for your distro or a boot floppy and boot to your partition where Linux resides (use the kernel from the HD)

boot: Linux root=/dev/hda3

if your boot directory resides on /dev/hda3, for example.

Then, you run grub-install. You should be back in business. I don't have a lot of experience with grub, but if you have your grub config in the boot partition from before the XP incident, then you should get grub back as you want it as long as you can get into the drive, so to speak.

Anyone know more about this?

BTW, there are probably about 100 threads about dual boot problems (I know that I have answered several in the last few days alone). Try the search button at the top of the page for more ideas. They're likely here already. GL
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:37 PM   #3
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Try booting with your distro install disk and doing a RESCUE mode (Usually linux rescue at the boot: prompt). Do a chroot on whatever the primary / filesystem was mounted as (under Rescue Mode the filesystems in you FSTAB are mounted under a separate mount point, so / is not the real / ) and then run your GRUB or LiLo commands to reinstall your boot loader. That's what I've always done when I blow it up
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:31 AM   #4
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XP's Fault

When your install Windows XP it overwrites the GRUB with its own boot loader.(Probably NTLDR) so often it is a good idea to first install Windows then Linux.

Now you have to boot from your distro. CD or rescue disk and mount your root partition. Then you have to become root and re-install GRUB or LILO.

Hope it would be useful.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:16 AM   #5
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Hi!

I am just having the same problem.

What are exactly the steps to re-install Grub only.
I have a rescue disk and tried to boot, it worked but the screen displayed improperly and I couldn't see enough to do a thing.

Any help much appreciated

Michel

 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:33 AM   #6
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I use LILO, but it's probably exactly the same thing with Grub.
When I re-install WinXp, then I simply boot on the Linux Mandrake install CD, I say "update", it asks me confirmation of my mouse and network settings, reconvigures the boot things, says "remove your cd" and everything works fine again.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 10:33 PM   #7
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Hi! Thanks for helping.

I solved the problem and this is what I did: RH v.9

1. Boot in Linux with my rescue disk (can use CD in rescue mode)
2. Open a console as root and type: grub
3. Then, grub> (hd0,1)
grub> setup (hd0)
grub> quit
4. Restart

It worked fine.

Michel.

 
Old 02-08-2004, 09:43 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by gmichel
Hi! Thanks for helping.

I solved the problem and this is what I did: RH v.9

1. Boot in Linux with my rescue disk (can use CD in rescue mode)
2. Open a console as root and type: grub
3. Then, grub> (hd0,1)
grub> setup (hd0)
grub> quit
4. Restart

It worked fine.

Michel.

Thanks for posting what actually worked. Many people wouldn't take the time to do that. Now, others acn learn from your conquest You're an asset to this forum.
 
  


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