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Old 01-12-2005, 09:20 PM   #1
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reinstalling grub on rescue mode

I'm running Redhat 9 and I need some help on re-installing grub. when I reinstalled windows, the grub boot loader didn't work anymore. I used to reinstall grub, booting with the RH9 bootdisk.

The thing is, I damaged my floppy drive, so I need to re-install grub using cd. I can login to rescue mode, but grub-install didn't work. It had an error message about running the kernel.

So how do I go about doing this? how can I re-install grub using linxu rescue???
Old 01-12-2005, 09:24 PM   #2
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Do you know what partition your Linux root is on?
Old 01-15-2005, 04:38 AM   #3
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yes.. I know where my linux partitions are. so How do I do this
Old 01-15-2005, 06:04 AM   #4
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I am assume you are familiar with using "linux rescue". If so, all you need to do is chroot into your Redhat root (/) partiton and do "grub-install /dev/hda" to install it to the MBR (assuming /dev/hda is your master hard disk).


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