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Old 03-01-2002, 06:40 AM   #1
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Talking *sigh* getting grub back.

I installed RH, then in my 'stupidty' i installed Windows XP right after, but now my 'grub' is gone, It won't appear on startup

via Windows i gat my self explorer2fs, and put it in write mode, and edited the grub.conf file, with putting in information on the Windows XP, but it doesn't help much since grub won't even start..

How can i fix this? getting grub back.
and with out formating, or destroying any existing partitions

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Old 03-01-2002, 09:01 AM   #2
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DO "grub-install /dev/hda" to install grub to your MBR.
Old 03-11-2002, 12:10 PM   #3
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boot disk

You should always have a floppy to boot from. Its easy to make one using syslinux floppy. All you have to do is copy your kernel (/boot/vmlinuz) onto a FAT formatted floppy, then use syslinux to make the floppy bootable and use syslinux.cfg to pass the kernel parameters.

Here is the url for syslinux

Here is an example syslinux.cfg file:

default linux
prompt 1
display boot.msg
timeout 100
label linux
kernel vmlinuz
append root=/dev/hda1

For more detailed info, read the bootdisk HOWTO at

Last edited by zmedico; 03-16-2002 at 06:21 PM.
Old 03-16-2002, 03:24 PM   #4
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Lightbulb disregard

I just found out how to edit my posts! I tried to delete this one but it won't let me.

Last edited by zmedico; 03-31-2002 at 06:49 PM.


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