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Old 12-31-2008, 05:13 PM   #1
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How to restore boot loader on Mandriva 09 dual boot ... pruned parts 2


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i have vista and instal mandriva 2009
but i cant enter the mandriva ..because the bootloader dont instal...
i should install bootloader ...
what can i do ?
tanx
 
Old 12-31-2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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Javad_Ed. Are you able to boot vista? When you installed Mandriva you should have had an option to install the Grub bootloader to either the root directory of the partition you were installing it to or, to the master boot rrecord. If you did not install to the master boot record, it won't work unless you boot an entry in the vista boot files. You might be able to do that with EasyBCD (just google it) or you can try re-installing Grub which will probably be a lot easier. If you choose the latter option you will need to post the output of "fdisk -l" command (without quotes, lower case Letter L, not a one). You need to do this logged in a terminal/konsole as root. Post output here. Just put your Mandriva install CD in the drive, let it load and look for an icon that says terminal/konsole, usually an image of a monitor.

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Old 01-01-2009, 01:52 AM   #3
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Javad_Ed. Are you able to boot vista? When you installed Mandriva you should have had an option to install the Grub bootloader to either the root directory of the partition you were installing it to or, to the master boot rrecord. If you did not install to the master boot record, it won't work unless you boot an entry in the vista boot files. You might be able to do that with EasyBCD (just google it) or you can try re-installing Grub which will probably be a lot easier. If you choose the latter option you will need to post the output of "fdisk -l" command (without quotes, lower case Letter L, not a one). You need to do this logged in a terminal/konsole as root. Post output here. Just put your Mandriva install CD in the drive, let it load and look for an icon that says terminal/konsole, usually an image of a monitor.
yes ican ...start windows automaticly....
i had this grub option in the end of my instalation ...and i instaled that ....
in past ...i dont have problem with mandriva..but when i change may hardware...problems start...
sorry
i cant understand what i do ..??? in last your sentences ?
tankhs
 
Old 01-01-2009, 11:59 AM   #4
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Javad_Ed.

Do you have your Mandriva installation CD or any Live CD? If so, you can put it in the drive let it load, open a terminal/konsole window and enter the command "fdisk -l" as root user, type "su" or "su -", hit the enter key and type fdisk -l, post the output.

If windows is booting automatically, I would expect you did not install the Grub bootloader to the master boot record. If you post the output above, someone will be able to give you correct commands.
 
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Javad_Ed.

Do you have your Mandriva installation CD or any Live CD? If so, you can put it in the drive let it load, open a terminal/konsole window and enter the command "fdisk -l" as root user, type "su" or "su -", hit the enter key and type fdisk -l, post the output.

If windows is booting automatically, I would expect you did not install the Grub bootloader to the master boot record. If you post the output above, someone will be able to give you correct commands.
hi
Quote:
[root@localhost guest]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320071851520 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x48c6ef49

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 33807 271554696 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 * 33808 36421 20996953 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 36422 38390 15815992+ af Unknown
/dev/sda4 38391 38913 4200997+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
that is out put of that word
 
Old 01-02-2009, 12:26 PM   #6
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I think you have a bigger problem than the Grub bootloader not installing. Look at the output of fdisk -l command in your last post, specifically the line:

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/dev/sda3 36422 38390 15815992+ af Unknown
I don't know what the "af" means. Usually with a Linux installation, you would have the number "83" there and where you have "Unknown" it would say Linux. Perhaps someone else will view your post who knows what the "af" means but I think there was some problem with the initial install?
 
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I think you have a bigger problem than the Grub bootloader not installing. Look at the output of fdisk -l command in your last post, specifically the line:



I don't know what the "af" means. Usually with a Linux installation, you would have the number "83" there and where you have "Unknown" it would say Linux. Perhaps someone else will view your post who knows what the "af" means but I think there was some problem with the initial install?
tanx...
so ....what am i doing ?
im waiting for your openion friends?
help me....
tankhs
 
Old 01-02-2009, 07:16 PM   #8
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I don't know what to suggest other than re-installing to sda3. Perhaps someone will view your post who knows a little more about this situation.
 
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hi
Hi to you to. Next time leave it at that because with your questions you have hijacked this thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-11.0-687428/ which is disrespectful towards the OP and LQ in general.

Next time please create your own thread for your own questions to get them the attention they deserve.
 
  


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