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Old 05-10-2006, 04:48 AM   #1
sonam
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dual boot problem


hello friends,

i am new to this site and also new to linux...i was having windows 2000 installed in my computer then i tried to install linux fedora core one.

i think unknowingly deleted windows partition...and now i have not been able to operate in windows environment. i can boot only in liinux environment....

is there any way to recover back my windows environment ...

please help....i would be glad if i am provided with detail step to do the same

thank u in advances

sonam
 
Old 05-10-2006, 05:00 AM   #2
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is there any way to recover back my windows environment ...
That'd depend on whether you really overwrote windows partition or it is just a wrongly configured grub.

Boot into linux and launch a console window and type in the following commands:

# su
password:<enter-your-password-here>
#fdisk -l /dev/hda

Type in your password in place of <enter-your-password-here> above and post the output of fdisk -l command. Ofcourse, this will work if the hard disk you have is an IDE primary. If this doesn't work and displays the partitions, replace 'hda' above with 'hdb' or 'sda'.

Also, post the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst file. Note that, it could be called /boot/grub/grub.conf on your machine.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 07:19 AM   #3
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kevkim55 ,

thanks for your prompt reply...i am posting here below fdisk -l /dev/hda

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux

and of menu list

root(hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdc1
initrd /initrd-version.img
boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=20
;splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title fedora core (2.4.22-1.2115.nptl)
root(hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=LABEL=/LABEL=/
initrd /initrd-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.img

thanks in advance

sonam
 
Old 05-11-2006, 07:41 AM   #4
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Doesn't look right.
Try that again, but this time as "fdisk -l" (i.e., without the disk specification).
 
Old 05-14-2006, 04:13 AM   #5
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Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux

and of menu list

root(hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdc1
initrd /initrd-version.img
boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=20
;splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title fedora core (2.4.22-1.2115.nptl)
root(hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=LABEL=/LABEL=/
initrd /initrd-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.img
Thatz a mixture of /dev/hda and /dev/hdc !! I couldn't tell if your hard disk is /dev/hda or /dev/hdc !!

Do you know the hard disk you installed on is primary master or primary slave ? Or is it a secondary master ? How many hard disks have you got ?

Follow syg00's instructions and post the output of fdisk -l

Also, post the output of the command - mount

# mount

Post the results of mount command which wuld tell us exactly which partitions were mounted by linux.
 
Old 05-14-2006, 11:19 PM   #6
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Disk /dev/hdc : 41.1 GB, 41174138880 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/tracks, 5005 cylinders units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

/dev/hdc * 1 4908 39423478+ 83 linux
/dev/hdc2 4908 5005 779152+ 82 Linux swap



/dev/hda1 * 13 104391 83 linux

thanks in advance

sonam
 
Old 05-15-2006, 07:28 AM   #7
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hello

mount
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/dev/hdc1 on / type ext39rw
none on /proc tupe proc (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw, gid=5, mode=620)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
/dev/hda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)

thanks
sonam
 
  


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