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Old 01-16-2003, 02:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy linux+win98+winXP=ĦBUM!

hey all, I'm totally newbie and i know its annoying this kind of questions that you must answered like a 100 time per week, but i really need help, i just started to used linux , so i read the dual boot HOW TO , then i had a system with 3 O.S. , win 98, win xp and linux RH 7.2, installed GRUB and all was so cool a little menu at start let me choose the OS thing ... all was happiness.... suddenly a DARK and RAINING day xp was corrupted (don't ask me why), i though "just need reinstalling it".. BAD IDEA .... now grub doesn't appear more!!!! (waaaaaaa) please!! help me i will really appreciate any advice....... please tell me step by step the possible solutions because i'm afraid to lost all my works

i have all my homework at linux partition.... i have 2 HDs first one are 98 and xp windows, the second one is all 4 linux.....

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Do you have a Linux boot floppy or a bootable installation cd?
Old 01-17-2003, 08:33 PM   #3
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yeah i have it

yes, I have the RH cdroms.........
i'm totally newbie, could u tellme step by step the way to fix it?
thank you in advance
Old 01-18-2003, 09:49 AM   #4
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If you boot from the Redhat CDs, you should be able to get Grub back onto your system. Windows has an annoying habit of assuming you'll only ever use Windows, so it blasts the Linux bootloaders when you reinstall it. I believe (though I may be wrong) that Anaconda will detect this and let you put it back.


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