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    Grub got corrupted

    Hi guys

    got duel boot system win98 and rh8.0. my norton antivirus changed my mbr in the process corrupting my linux boot loader ie grub. How can I repair grub to a duel booting system again. Alternativly can you point to the right direction where i can get the info


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    Re:Grub got corrupted

    You just need to re-install Grub.

    Boot from cd 1. At the prompt type: linux rescue

    After the system boots, at the shell prompt:

    chroot /mnt/sysimage

    Reinstall Grub, If you have it installed in the mbr of hda:
    grub-install /dev/hda

    At the prompt: exit
    At the prompt again: exit

    When it reboots you should see the Grub bootloader.

    Jim H

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    Re:Grub got corrupted

    ;D Hi jim

    just like to say thanks it worked a treat, I always wondered wat to do when windows trashed grub

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    Re:Grub got corrupted

    How to use rescue mode is a good thing to learn. It can help a lot when your system doesn't boot.

    Jim H

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    Re:Grub got corrupted

    ;D Hi jim your right, I've read through the manual ,but it was very vague. Are there any more instructions somewhere that is detailed showinh you how to use rescue?

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    Re:Grub got corrupted

    Not really a lot of documentation on it. There is a really short chapter on it in the Customization guide.

    Jim H

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    Re:Grub got corrupted

    I tried this to fix a similar problem, but it didn't work...
    Already had XP on C:, installed RH8 onto D: & let Grub sort the boot choice thing.
    Now I can't get into XP at all; only get Linux as a choice in grub's loader :'(

    Any ideas, o' clever linux dudes ??

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    Re:Grub got corrupted

    Hmm, I think I just answered this question somewhere else.

    Just for info.;threadid=1121

    Jim H

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