LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-10-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
pertek
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
Editing root files from different os (like knoppix)


Hi, currently im a interNoobiate (using Suse 9.1) so i know a thing or two but after installing vector linux over win98 and now wanting to install win98 over vector i looked around for how to boot the cdrom from grub so I can avoid 98 overwriting grub. So looked around found a howto which i couldnt get the cdrom to work with then found info on memtest & smart boot manager followed that booted win98 cdrom installed rebooed. = MBR being buggered

SO, what i beleive i need to do is reinstall grub (grub-install)so tried suse recovery and it was missing stage1/lib. Tried knoppix it couldnt write anything because only root was alowed and i dont see a way of accessing root protected files on the suse install.

Thx for reading and any help you can give .
 
Old 12-10-2004, 06:32 PM   #2
Komakino
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Somerset, England
Distribution: Slackware 10.2, Slackware 10.0, Ubuntu 9.10
Posts: 1,938

Rep: Reputation: 55
Mount your suse partition somewhere (i.e. if SuSE's root partition is /dev/hda2 then mount that as /mnt/hda2) then use the chroot command:
Code:
chroot /mnt/hda2
that will treat /mnt/hda2 as / until you type exit, meaning you can access any of your suse system as if it was the main running system, so you can reinstall grub.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 06:08 PM   #3
pertek
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 18

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thx, didnt fix the prob put me on the right track. Apparently suse doesnt like grub-install, "error= /usr/lib/stage1" (which is the proper error message knoppix gave me.) So i found some help at suse. From suse recovery i ran "grub --batch --device-map=/boot/grub/device.map </etc/grub.conf" that did the trick .
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Editing LILO in a Knoppix Install projectborn Linux - Newbie 9 05-30-2005 04:00 PM
editing in root problem anvil1 SUSE / openSUSE 9 04-07-2005 10:42 PM
root files: create as root:root or root:wheel? pcass Linux - Security 1 02-07-2004 05:14 PM
Editing locked files from Knoppix/LiveCD Zer0X Fedora 3 02-06-2004 10:18 AM
Editing http.conf outside root GinkoOMO Mandriva 2 01-12-2004 02:33 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:26 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration