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Old 09-08-2003, 11:02 AM   #1
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Urgent Win2000 help


Surprising all the .dll files in my system don't have the usual icon they should be having... I found this out when I tried to run Ansys6.1 software... An error box said: kernel32.dll missing...

I used the find files to check for this file. It was present in 3 folders, but none of them had the usual face/icon that dll files generally have, and for that matter none of the dll in my system have the usual dll icons...

Someone suggested that I may have to reinstall Win2000... Will that solve the problem...

Secondly, if I reinstall/repair win2000, do I have to reinstall Linux RH8.0 that is also present on my system?
 
Old 09-08-2003, 11:16 AM   #2
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For your Red Hat, make a boot disk for it. You should at least copy the MBR from your harddrive to a floppy before the Win2k install overwrites it. You can use this command:
dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1
Then, after you install/repair Win2k, copy the MBR back:
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1
 
Old 09-08-2003, 11:41 AM   #3
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Hi AAA,
Could u please explain what the "dd..." is going to do? Waht is MBR?

Will I be making a :Linux Boot Floppy" by doing what u said? If not, do i need to make one?
 
Old 09-08-2003, 12:10 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by ashesh
Hi AAA,
Could u please explain what the "dd..." is going to do? Waht is MBR?

Will I be making a :Linux Boot Floppy" by doing what u said? If not, do i need to make one?
dd stands for disk dump. Your basically telling it to dump the contents onto another disk or partition, etc.

MBR is the Master Boot Record, the first sector of your first hard drive in your system. Usually where boot loaders reside to load from, etc.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 12:16 PM   #5
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The MBR is the first sector on the hard disk. It gives the computer instructions for booting. If you use LILO or GRUB for booting, one of them is on there. When you install/repair Win2k, it probably will erase LILO/GRUB and put it's own stuff there. The first dd command will make a backup of the old MBR on a floppy. That way, after Windows erases the MBR, you can use the floppy to boot Linux. (This assumes that your Linux partition is intact. If your Linux partition is messed up, then the disk you made won't boot Linux). Once in Linux, you can either use the second dd command or the lilo command (for LILO only) to restore the old MBR. The dd comand is very powerful. Be careful with it.

Last edited by aaa; 09-08-2003 at 02:21 PM.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 12:46 PM   #6
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Actually I have 2 hard disks onmy system... the first one (hda) has windows and the 2nd one (hdb) has linux...

I guess I should be using:

dd if=/dev/hdb of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1

instead of using "hda"
 
Old 09-08-2003, 12:47 PM   #7
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Um, no. Like I previously stated, the MBR is the first sector of your first hard drive. So if you have Lilo or Grub in the MBR, you want to use "hda" in your dd command.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 01:06 PM   #8
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Oops......

I used hdb and have already started win2k installation... hope i will be able to get my linux working later... I didn't even care to take a backup of my files...
 
Old 09-08-2003, 01:21 PM   #9
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Troubles start....

At the end of installation it said, it needs to reboot... I said ok...

Now I get the "BSOD" saying there is some error or I need to check for some virus bla---bla...

I am able to enter the RH8.0 without any problem.... I guess I need to format as this repair didn't work... Got to take a backup of all the windows files....
 
  


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