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Old 04-29-2005, 09:16 AM   #1
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Unhappy I lost my Linux After installing XP

guys when I allready had linux Iattempted install XP
did Install but lost my linux.
now the problem is I want Linux recovered without reinstalling it , and find it where my linux is.
Or can anbody help me out when I have linux and i want to install XP without loosing linux
help or even suggestions
would of great help

Old 04-29-2005, 09:25 AM   #2
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which distro you are using?

If its Fedora/RedHat try the following,

Boot using first CD enter
linux rescue
in the starting screen answer the question (defaults ok) it will take you to a rescue prompt, there enter the following
# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# grub-install /dev/hda1
/dev/hda1 is just for an example replace it with your real linux boot partition.
Old 04-29-2005, 10:06 AM   #3
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Unless you overwrote your Linux partition, you simply need to reinstall your boot loader to the MBR using your Linux install disk.
Old 04-29-2005, 10:55 AM   #4
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and if you did destroy Linux then you will find it a lot easier to install xp first then linux.
Old 04-29-2005, 10:56 AM   #5
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Yes, In order to make things much simpler, if you have to do it, of course

always install Windows first.

Old 04-29-2005, 11:17 AM   #6
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Linux & WinXP (also Aurora Linux)

Originally posted by redir
and if you did destroy Linux then you will find it a lot easier to install xp first then linux.
Actually, with Windows and any other OS, I have always found it easier to put Windows XP on first, then the other OS. But, eh, anyway.

Which reminds me, am I the only one here running a clone of Red Hat Linux on a Sun Microsystems Machine? Besides running CentOS 4.0 Final in a dual boot setup with my WinXP Pro, I have a dedicated Linux box running on a Sun Ultra 5 machine running Aurora Linux 1.0 which is Red Hat 7.3/Sparc based and was wondering if anyone else was running anything similar?


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