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Old 09-14-2003, 04:29 AM   #1
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Not able to go into linux OS!


I had windows 98 and Red Hat linux 7.2 on my hard disk. Whenever the system boots, I used to get the GRUB boot loader where I could select either DOS or linux.

Because of problems in the windows partition, I had to format the windows partition and installed win XP.

I do not get the GRUB loader now. The system automatically boots into WinXP. I had already created a linux boot disk but it is not working now. I do not know how to get into linux. I have Red HAT Linux 7.2 CDs with me.

Please helppp.

Old 09-14-2003, 04:42 AM   #2
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you must reinstall the boot or rescue the grub
you'd better find the info of the grub in the bbs,it can
give you a good answer
Old 09-14-2003, 05:12 AM   #3
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boot from redhat CD 1 and enter the rescue mode by typing 'linux rescue' at prompt.once you enter it,type 'chroot /mnt/sysimage' .and then
'grub-install <INSTALL_DEVICE>'.INSTALL_DEVICE must be /dev/hda
Old 10-10-2003, 09:04 PM   #4
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:does it work?cause i have the same problem and i don't want do that in risk,i have a lot of document in my computer.
Old 10-10-2003, 10:09 PM   #5
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yes it works.

rahul sundaram


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