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j0hn_galt 06-10-2005 09:52 PM

recover grub
i have a dual boot of xp and red hat 9.0. recently i reinstalled xp on C: leaving all other partitions intact. Now when i start my system i do not get the grup bootloader. how do i recover it back?

macemoneta 06-10-2005 10:05 PM

Boot from the RH install CD and select rescue mode, then run

/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda

to install GRUB to the Master Boot Record (replace '/dev/hda' with your actual drive).

bigrigdriver 06-10-2005 10:05 PM

By re-installing xp, windows overwrote the MBR, where the first part of grub was. Be assured, Linux is still there. If you have a boot disk, or install cd to boot from, you can still access it.

This question comes up almost every day. Do a search of these boards on the keywords 'grub mbr' and you'll probably get a ton of answers on how to fix it. (but first, you'll have to be able to boot Linux - as mentioned above).

j0hn_galt 06-11-2005 01:26 AM

thanks a lot! that worked!

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