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Old 12-20-2002, 01:11 AM   #1
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Question How do I get Linux back?

Hi Guys. I am a newbie in the Linux world. I just installed RH8 on my computer with Win 98 running on the side. I was using GRUB as the bootloader for selecting the desired OS at startup. As usual, Windows got infected by a virus & I had to format the entire windows partition & reload windows. Now I don't see Grub anymore. Whenever I start the PC, it boots directly to windows. How am I supposed to get back to Linux?.
Old 12-20-2002, 01:20 AM   #2
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Hi, I see you double posted, and even didn't change the title. This says to me that you weren't trying to hide it which to me is a good thing. The bad thing is that it's against the rules to double post, but you apparently didn't know. Anyway, if everyone can simply post responses in the other thread that already has a constructive suggestion in it, that'd be great.

Just my suggestion

Anywhere, here's the link to the other one:

Old 12-20-2002, 01:24 AM   #3
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run an upgrade of linux and install grub on the mbr .. this will solve ur prob. no need to make an install again
Old 12-20-2002, 04:18 AM   #4
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actually if you download a free boot manager like
masterbooter, you can boot linux with that, then
run grub, after your linux is booted.


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