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> Noob, Need Help Reconfiguring Grub, winxp installation wrote over my MBR
orionati
post Mar 24 2005, 12:31 AM
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ok guys, i've had rh9 installed for about a year, and decided to install winxp on one of my other partitions. winxp wrote over my MBR and now im trying to figure out how to setup grub again to dual boot rh/winxp. any help is appreciated.
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post Mar 24 2005, 06:42 AM
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If you have the install CDs boot the 1st disk up and select rescue mode. Your root partition will be mounted at /mnt/sysimage. Then type in following commands.

chroot /mnt/sysimage
grub-install

You will need to add a section to boot windows like:
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Change (hd0,0) to match where XP is installed.
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post Mar 24 2005, 08:33 AM
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Yeah, the bottom line is that you need a bootdisk. Unfortunatly, Windows overwrites the MBR, and as far as i know, there is no way around this.

There is an alternate way of re-installing grub if you don't have a bootdisk. It requires downloading a live cd (I like to suggest Gentoo LiveCD due to the small download size). If you require instructions how how to do this, let me know.


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post Apr 26 2005, 07:54 PM
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QUOTE (orionati @ Mar 24 2005, 12:31 AM)
ok guys, i've had rh9 installed for about a year, and decided to install winxp on one of my other partitions. winxp wrote over my MBR and now im trying to figure out how to setup grub again to dual boot rh/winxp. any help is appreciated.

have windows installed first then install a linux distro after
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