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Old 12-29-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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redhat and vista booting problem...


i use redhat enterprise 5.0 and windows vista together. few days ago i ran a script on my pc containing /etc/grub.conf modification. the modification was simple, just spelling mistakes in grub.conf file. what i needed to do was to fix the spelling to recover the grub and that was my task. i did it in lab and successfully i recoverd it. but when i tested on my dual booting pc, after changes all mistakes successfully, when i rebooted, it doesn't reload my grub. when i again entered using 'linux rescue' mode, i found there existed no information of windows vista in /etc/grub.conf file.....SO HOW CAN I RECOVER MY VISTA INFORMATION SO THAT I CAN USE AGAIN THE DUAL OS WITHOUT REINSTALLING THE OS...????
Old 12-30-2009, 03:47 AM   #2
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Have you tried to reinstall grub ("grub-install")? I've never had this problem before, so I'm not sure how to fix it, but just thought I'd come up with some suggestions.

And have you tried simply adding Windows booting info to the grub config file? You'd need a section defining which partition and such your Windows is located.
Old 12-30-2009, 08:51 PM   #3
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thnx kenneho..... i didn't reinstall grub....where do i find the windows booting info...coz it's already damaged...?? is it possible to find the windows boot info from other location...waiting for reply as i am suffering a lot....
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niaz_ph -

Please don't panic. It's unlikely that you've lost anything. It's probably very simple to resolve.

1. You definitely want grub.

2. The only issue is to (re)configure grub so that it finds your Windows partition and can boot from it.

1. Look here:
<= This is good background, but unfortunately we're past that point now
You might want to go back and install EasyBCD after everything's working again, though!
<= Less info ... but more applicable to your immediate problem

2. Boot to Linux.
Post the output of these commands:
su - root
fdisk -l /dev/sda
fdisk -l /dev/sdb
cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
3. Once we know exactly what disk Windows is on, it should be as simple as editing "grub.conf" and rebooting.

Last edited by paulsm4; 12-30-2009 at 09:12 PM.
Old 12-30-2009, 10:01 PM   #5
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dear paul....IT WORKS FINALLY...!!!

thanx a lot....


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