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Old 06-10-2006, 01:06 AM   #1
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Linux wont Start after windows reinstall


I reinstalled Windows XP on my machine, deleting the exsiting Windows partition, then creating a new partition (with xp install disk). Now that Windows is installed for some reason INstead of C: its I:

AND EVEN WORSE:
When I turn on my computer, I dont get selection to start up LINUX! It just loads Windows! I'm so afraid what do I do!?!?! I love LInux!!!

Please help me!

Heres partition magic shows linux is still there, i think:
http://home.tampabay.rr.com/rcastoro/HELP.GIF
 
Old 06-10-2006, 02:13 AM   #2
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When you reinstalled Windows, you wrote over you Linux bootloader.
You must reinstall it. I don't know Mandrivia, so if you're using
GrUB -- I can't help. Never could do that right myself. If you're
using LiLO, you can boot with an install CD (can in Slackware) and
then issue as root "liloconfig" and reconfigure LiLO.

Google <Linux> is your friend.

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Old 06-10-2006, 02:46 AM   #3
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Use a Knoppix LiveCd and as root:
in a terminal try

Mount the partition (provide the correct HD notation for hdax):
# mount -o dev,rw /mnt/hdax

If it's already mounted, remount it like this:
# mount -o remount,dev,rw /mnt/hdax

Now, restore grub like this:
# chroot /mnt/hda1 grub-install /dev/hda

If the chroot method doesn't work, try remounting as outlined above and do:
# grub-install -root-directory=/mnt/hda1 /dev/hda
 
Old 06-10-2006, 03:40 AM   #4
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Mandrake, Mandriva or whatever it is called now, used to have a rescue part of the first install CD. Just use that and tell it to reinstall your bootloader. All the Linux stuff is there provided you didn't repartition your drive or anything like that. This is also very common and I really think Billy does that to annoy us Linux users.

 
Old 06-10-2006, 09:51 AM   #5
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I reinstalled the bootloader with the Mandriva Update cd since the ORiginal CD didnt work, and it now says when linux starts

no dir /home/bdd86
logging in with home = "/"

bash-3.00$

But i dont think i touched any of my linux partitions during reinstall of windows, all I did was delete the partition that windows was on, then created a new partition and put WIndows on IT.
 
Old 06-10-2006, 10:18 AM   #6
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Sorry please Void this Topic and see Software "Linux wont start"
 
Old 06-10-2006, 10:23 AM   #7
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If you've double posted, report it to a moderator....
 
Old 06-10-2006, 10:25 AM   #8
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If you've double posted, report it to a moderator....
No need, it's already been reported.
 
Old 06-10-2006, 04:26 PM   #9
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