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Old 07-30-2003, 08:56 PM   #16
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you can use the boot floppy you created during redhat installation to boot into redhat.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:57 PM   #17
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I tried that, but all I got was a boot prompt. It said it would load from /dev/hda2, but it didn't.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 09:11 PM   #18
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download the grub image file here:

http://www.geocities.com/khoyee_s/grub.html

Unzip it and create a grub boot floppy using rawrite:

http://snallen.lsu.edu/disk_imgs/

and boot with the floppy. At the grub command prompt, type:

grub > root (hd0,1)
grub > kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=LINUX hdc=ide-scsi
grub > initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
grub > boot

and you should be able to boot into redhat again. Edit the /boot/grub/grub.conf to its original state. If necessary, boot with the floppy again. Reinstalling grub to the mbr by:

grub > root (hd0,1)
grub > setup (hd0)
 
Old 07-30-2003, 09:43 PM   #19
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Wow!

I did exactly what you said and it worked! Not only can I get back into Linux now, my original problem of not being able to dual boot is fixed!

Thank you very much!
 
Old 07-31-2003, 01:10 AM   #20
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Question Same thing differnt pile

Using XP Pro, RH 9.0 Grub as a bot loader. Partitions look like such *linux**windows**swap**files* Problem is with linux as the active partition from grub it loads but windows doesn't, when I used partitionmagic to set my windows partition as active windows loads but linux doesn't. Grub is installed on the MBR If I set windows as active and run fdisk /mbr, I'll be able to get windows to load but not linux.can I use a linux boot disk to get into linux and then install grub on not the MBR and then use the guides I've found to load linux from NTLDR? Will that work??? Or am I out in left field flying a kite??
 
  


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