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Old 08-01-2001, 12:15 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0 Official
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I am running a dual partition system with GRUB. win98 is on one partition, Mandrake 8 is on the other.

I had to re-install win98 recently (which unfortunately didn't fix the problem I was having...). Since then, I no longer have GRUB and so can't boot linux.

How can I get GRUB back? I won't have to completely re-install Linux, will I?...
Old 08-01-2001, 03:45 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: Fairfax, California
Distribution: RH 9.0, RH 7.3, Mandrake 8.0
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Windows just overwrote the MBR, but the actual grub program should still be available. Try booting Linux from your boot/rescue floppy and doing "grub -install".
If your original grub config files get overwritten, Mandrake's support site has instructions on configuring grub for dual-boot.
Old 08-03-2001, 09:21 AM   #3
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: South of Atlanta
Distribution: Mandrake 8.1, Suse 7.0
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boot disk

mandrake is horrible about not offering a no lilo or grub option... windows simply rewrote its own mbr (and, of course, acts like a person would NEVER use another OS besides windows on a partition)...take yur mandrake disk and use it as a boot disk, you can use it to boot to yur root partition, just try to find out what it is...

/dev/hda7,6,or even 4... try those out, it should tell you how to do it...


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