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Old 09-20-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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Exclamation to boot with linux in dual os system

i have fedora 7 installed on my laptop. yesterday i reinstalled windows xp as second operating system. but its bootloader overwrote the grub of linux and now i am unable to boot with linux.
please explain the way to reinstall the linux bootloader. can this be done by some commands without using fedora cd.
Old 09-20-2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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I do think you will need the Fedora disk to do this, there is a link you may want to try If you happen to have any issues, do not hesitate and contact the LQ community. Good luck and hope this helps!
Old 09-20-2007, 02:11 PM   #3
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There is also another example for Ubuntu that you may follow Good luck!
Old 09-20-2007, 02:26 PM   #4
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Hi Buddy,

put the FC CD in the CD Drive. Set CDROM as a first boot device then you will get linux boot propmt. in the prompt type

step 1

# liunx rescue

system will boot in to linux single user mode. then you will get # prompt.

Step 2

before that ncursers window it will ask you to mount the existing linux partation. if you chosen "YES" you don't want to execute the Step 2 command.

#mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

Step 3

chroot /mnt

finaly type

#grub-install /dev/sda

i think this will resolve your problem


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