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Old 01-29-2005, 01:36 AM   #1
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Reinstall WinXP now can access fedora

Hey, i just had to reinstall my windows XP, and now I cant access my grub loader and get into linux at ALL, its just going to windows XP as a default, without letting me load grub and choosing, how can i fix this? I use fedora core 3 64 bit, and my windows XP partition is hda1 and linux is hda2 i believe...

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Old 01-29-2005, 02:30 AM   #2
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EDIT: I am sorry, I posted information that was incorrect. It has been a while since I installed a copy of windows on any of my computers. I said thta windows wipes out all partitions, but in reality in only wipes out the boot partition. Sorry for the misinformation.


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Old 01-29-2005, 02:37 PM   #3
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put in FC3 install CD1 and type in at the promt
# linux rescue
this will search for your linux installations on your HDD and mnt them to
then change root directory by giving command
# chroot /mnt/sysimage
if it gets mounted to some other directory than give that directory name in the chroot command.
now give the command
# grub-install /dev/hda
hda if your HDD is primary master
hdb if primary slave
hdc if secondary master
hdd if secondary slave
this should do th trick
Old 01-29-2005, 11:04 PM   #4
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hey, my grub is doing the stupid "loading GRUB.." or whatever and doesnt do anything, i just repared windows, and I'm just going to reinstall linux all together next week. Thanks for trying to help guys!



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