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Old 06-01-2004, 01:42 AM   #1
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Exclamation reinstall windows xp screws up redhat load screen?


Hi

I currently reinstalled my windows xp, but it loads directly into win xp without going thru the dual boot menu. How can I get it back?

Thank you!
 
Old 06-01-2004, 02:19 AM   #2
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Boot linux with a cdrom or startup disk and reinstall your boot loader.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 05:31 AM   #3
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>Boot linux with a cdrom or startup disk and reinstall your boot loader.

... and be prepared to tinker a little more. I had to switch from Mandrake's default "LILO" bootloader to "GRUB", in order to get WindowsXP back after this recommended fix.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 02:05 PM   #4
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(...) I had to switch from Mandrake's default "LILO" bootloader to "GRUB", in order to get WindowsXP back after this recommended fix.
That is even better :P but not really necessary.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 08:41 PM   #5
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Hi

Thanks for the replies, but I'm a linux newbie, and how can I reinstall the boot loader in RedHat?
 
Old 06-01-2004, 09:03 PM   #6
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If you are using redhat 9.0, you need to do the following:

Restart with installation disk 1

When the screen comes up asking whether you want
a graphical or text install, type linux rescue

It will search and mount your current filesystem on
/mnt/sysimage

command : chroot /mnt/sysimage

This changes your root to the mount point of your
previous install. then you just do

/sbin/grub-install

You might want to check /etc/grub.conf to make
sure that both OS's are listed

Reboot, and you should be ok
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The above, from post #6 at:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/176437
 
Old 06-02-2004, 07:01 PM   #7
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(...)
then you just do

/sbin/grub-install

You might want to check /etc/grub.conf to make
sure that both OS's are listed
(...)
That's if you'r using GRUB. Make sure you reinstall the boot loader you were using previously. You might not have any configuration set to use any other boot loader. I think red hat installs lilo by default but I'm not sure
 
  


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