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vikasp 04-19-2006 06:53 AM

unable to boot fron Linux
Hi all,

I am new to Linux.

I have win 2000 & Redhat linux with Brub boot loader.

All these days I was getting booting option from whare I use to sellect linux or Windows & proceed further.

Now I am unable to boot from Linux as I am not getting Brub boot loader Menu.

How can I get back boot loader menu back.

Please help me.

TruongAn 04-19-2006 07:03 AM

You sound like completely new to linux, so the fastest way mab be reinstall linux.
By the way, why don't you use Fedora core. Redhat Enterprise is comercial, Readhat 9 is too old

rhoekstra 04-19-2006 08:07 AM

Welcome to Linux.. while the start may feel a bit hard and confusing at first, if you continue using Linux, you'll know your way in rather no time... :)

You could do as TruongAn suggests.. Certainly when the linux install doesn't contain any important information to you..

One other way could be to boot from the boot cd and let grub (yes, it's grub instead of brub ;) ) install itself to the hard disk again. for this (out of my head, sorry for any incompletenesses):
- insert boot disk in drive
- turn on computer / reboot
- type: 'linux rescue' and answer questions.. (let redhat find your installation
at the prompt, type "chroot /mnt/sysimage", followed by "grub-install /dev/hda".
note: hda if your disk is a 'normal' IDE disk, or sda if it is SCSI. ("fdisk -l" can tell you which is right).

One thing that isn't clear is why you don't get the boot menu anymore, have you upgraded / reinstalled Windows after installing Linux? Because Windows overwrites the boot segment of the disk so at boot, Windows will start, and not grub.

--> If this all sounds too hard, go with the reinstall as suggested :).

jeremy 04-19-2006 09:12 AM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux - Newbie and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.


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