[TriLUG] Re: FC2 and WIndow xp dual system problem
lance at bearcircle.net
Mon Aug 1 12:12:34 EDT 2005
Jianshuo Niu wrote:
> Hi! There:
> I had a dual system( FC2 and Windows home) on my dell laptop. Last
> week, I upgraded Window XP Home to WIndows XP Pro. Now I lost my boot
> mananger for the linux partition. Before I installed WIndow XP Pro, I
> formated windows parition to have a clean install.
> This morning, I tried to install the linux boot manger with FC3 DVD,
> but I failed.
> If anyone knows how to fix this problem, please let me know at your
> earliest convenience.
I would use any of the several very good LiveCD distros (Knoppix, etc.)
or a system rescue cd, such as http://www.sysresccd.org/ to boot the
machine and re-install the linux boot manager.
I've reinstalled the GRUB boot manager using sysresccd by:
1. Boot system rescue CD
2. mkdir /mnt/root
3. mount /dev/hdaX /mnt/root, where X is your linux partition
4. chroot /mnt/root
That should put the boot manager back on.
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