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Old 03-21-2006, 09:43 AM   #1
flamel2000
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Angry Boot loader missing??????????...............


Hey guys i installed redhat 7.3 in my sata drive which has via vt8251 controller.It worked well.Really it worked guys.But after i reinstalled my windows XP the boot loader vanished into thin air.From that time i'm not able to boot my redhat.I even tried re-installing redhat 7.3 but the boot loader is missing.

Give me a solution for this.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 10:03 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by flamel2000
Hey guys i installed redhat 7.3 in my sata drive which has via vt8251 controller.It worked well.Really it worked guys.But after i reinstalled my windows XP the boot loader vanished into thin air.From that time i'm not able to boot my redhat.I even tried re-installing redhat 7.3 but the boot loader is missing.

Give me a solution for this.
you simply have to reinstall the bootloader of linux into the MBR.
get a bootable cd of that linux distro.
and follow the link:
http://www.gnulinuxclub.org/index.ph...=170&Itemid=31

regards
 
Old 03-23-2006, 10:17 AM   #3
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Angry Error occurs at mount........

Hello guys i tried the follwing for recovering my boot loader as said in gnulinuxclub ,but it dint work:

#fdisk -l
#mkdir /tmp/mnt
#mount /dev/hda7/tmp/mnt

an error cums here:

mount:
cannot read /etc/fstab:No such file or directory

Note:

I have redhat 7.3 installed in my sata seagate hdd.
My linux is installed as below:

in hda 7 MBR is installed.
in hda 8 redhat is intalled.
and hda 9 is a swap partition.

Have windows xp installed in others.

 
Old 03-23-2006, 12:49 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by flamel2000
I have redhat 7.3 installed in my sata seagate hdd.
My linux is installed as below:
i suppose that by "hdd" you mean hard disk and not the secondary slave.


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in hda 7 MBR is installed.
How is it possible ?
since you were booting the machine using the bootloader of linux hence bootloader was in MBR and not "in hda7 MBR is installed"
MBR is the first 64 sectors of your hard drive.

Quote:
in hda 8 redhat is intalled.
and hda 9 is a swap partition.
ok. Now perform the following steps:

1. boot the machine using the bootable cd of redhat.
2. press F5 at menu or type "linux rescue" at the console.
3. type #chroot /mnt/sysimage
4. type #grub-install /dev/hda

it should work.

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Old 03-27-2006, 12:53 PM   #5
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It sounds like he had fixed the boot loader, but you still do not have a fstab file (this is what he is talking about being on hda7). You will need to use a install CD to boot to the drive then replace this file.
 
  


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