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Old 05-27-2008, 04:09 PM   #1
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problem with boot loader

im running XP and debian in a same system. when I deleted my linux partition
and reboot my system it is showing “grube” I think my boot loader is lost .
how to solve this prob ??

if I install windows after installing linux , my linux OS is lost . I think im grube loder is lost . how to solve this problem ?
Old 05-27-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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grub is installed in two places. A 512 byte record is installed on the Master Boot Record. All of the other files that grub uses are in the /boot/grub directory on your Linux partition.

You deleted your Linux partition. Now when you boot the MBR is loaded and then stalls because it cannot find the files in /boot/grub. The solution is to install a new bootloader.

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Old 05-28-2008, 01:49 AM   #3
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thank u very much . but how to install my boot loader ? as i can see only my window . will i have reinstall my linux . or its required just a specific file to be installed ? is it like that i have to enter my linux cd and reboot and inter some command at the boot :
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You can install the windows bootloader..

Just boot with your windows XP CD, and select "R" Repair.

Then use the BOOTCFG command to repair the bootloader.
Old 05-29-2008, 04:27 AM   #5
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thanks u grizly . actually i need to know how to install linux boot loader ,
Old 05-29-2008, 07:58 AM   #6
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The easiest without giving us fdisk is to download 'Super Grub' and burn to disk. It will pretty much do it automatically with answering a few questions.


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