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Old 12-02-2003, 08:15 PM   #31
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#/dev/hda
hda1 1 4155 32593 NTFS
|
#hda2 4156 7442 25784 Extended
| |
| hda5 4156 7442 25784 NTFS
|
|--hda4 7443 7666 1757 linux-swap
|
|--hda5 7667 9732 16206 ext3

sorry, my bad on that


# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,2)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda3
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,2)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-3)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-3 ro root=/dev/hda3 hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.18-3.img
title WindowsXP
unhide(hd0,0)
root (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

Now this is what I have. I hate asking all these questions, think of me as a pet project

Stillsays missing operating system

Last edited by cment; 12-02-2003 at 08:33 PM.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 09:50 PM   #32
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try this ..

grub-install /dev/hda

If that fails then here is what I would do. \

Use the xp disk to fix the mbr if you can and get XP booting.

!!!!! Be sure you have a working Linux boot floppy first. !!!!!

Boot Xp and be sure it works.


Boot into Linux with the floppy.

install grub like this

grub-install /dev/hda
 
Old 12-03-2003, 08:38 AM   #33
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where do I put the grub-install portion at. Anywhere in the grub config. Also the only way I boot into linux now is via a boot disk. If I just let it try and boot it comes up with missing operating system. I believe it is refering to XP. I do have another machine running XP in the house. If I need files to get me started I can steal them from that machine if that is a viable option. I really appreciate all of your help so far. If I ever get this back up I am going to install Mandrake 9.1, I have copies of it at the house.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 01:43 PM   #34
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you don't put it anywhere you run it from the command line.

If you don't install grub then it won't boot from the hard drive.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:11 PM   #35
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Ok, now back to NTLDR missing on boot up. Can still get to RH but nothing else.
 
  


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