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Old 02-06-2005, 10:34 PM   #1
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reformatted windows-lost grub

so i wanted to clean windows and make it my gaming OS and that was it. so i reformatted my windows hard drive and reinstalled it. now i have 2 problems.

1-i dont have access to my second hard drive that had copies of all the stuff i wanted to keep.

2-grub doesnt launch so i cant boot into linux anymore.

you may not be able to help me with 1, but can anyone offer some advice on 2?
Old 02-06-2005, 11:18 PM   #2
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i take it you don't have a grub boot disk, so if you have a live CD, you could boot to that and then reinstall grub (# /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda - i still only use lilo, but i think that's right). with lilo you'd have to chroot to your system partition, but i don't think you have to with grub (if you do: # chroot /dev/hda5 /bin/bash). maybe you can even boot from a fedora cd like you can with slack, not sure.

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Old 02-07-2005, 04:57 PM   #3
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is there a place i can get a small diskette file that will boot grub? or where can i find a live CD? i installed fedora and grub with my first run.
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knoppix has grub on in it

i did a tutorial on how to boot your own kernel that you save to floppy
OR a cdr thats better in my tutorial if it interests you


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