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Old 08-30-2007, 12:56 AM   #1
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Overwritten MBR


I had Oracle Unbreakable linux 4(i.e. RHEL 4) clone in one partition. Yesterday I installed Debian 3.2 in another partition and while installation I over written the MBR.

Now I am seeing a new Grub bootlaoder and Oracle unbreakable linux is listed, but it fails to boot. When I investigated it, I did not find
"initrd" command for booting Oracle unbreakable linux.

How do I fix this?? Should I install Oracle Unbreakable linux again??!!

Thanks in advance.


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Old 08-30-2007, 06:38 AM   #2
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Mount the partition containing the Oracle install (specifically, the /boot directory). Look in the /boot directory on that partition. You will need entries in you new menu.lst that correspond to what you find here.

Here is a recent thread on a similar topic:

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