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Old 06-17-2007, 11:12 AM   #1
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Recovering grub

I reinstalled windows and lost grub.I want to boot into linux but after many attempts I m not able to recover
My fdisk command gives this output:

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1305 10482381 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda2 1306 19456 145797907+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 1306 6404 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 6405 11503 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 11504 12721 9783553+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda8 * 12722 13994 10225341 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 13995 14053 473886 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda10 14054 16602 20474811 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda11 16603 19456 22924723+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Now tell me what should i do in order to recover grub???
Old 06-17-2007, 11:22 AM   #2
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Simply chroot into your existing installation from a liveCD, and install grub manually
#mount /dev/hdxy /mnt/***
#chroot /mnt/*** /bin/bash
>root (hdx,y)
>setup (hdx)
replace *** by the folder to which you mounted the root partition of the existing installation
replace x by the hard disk number/letter (the first being 0/a)
replace y by the partition number (the first being 0)

Last edited by serafean; 06-17-2007 at 11:24 AM.
Old 06-17-2007, 11:25 AM   #3
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Double post ... you have similar thread in General. Usage of words like "please" and "thank you" is encouraged in western world.


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