My Linux partitions are lost.

Vikas.Bhasin at Vikas.Bhasin at
Tue May 11 06:58:18 UTC 2004

Hi All,

I had Linux FC1 and Windows XP home edition on my Dell inspiron 8500. For 
some reason, i had to reinstall XP and as a result the GRUB loader was 
overwritten. I knew GRUB can be reinstalled easily, so didn't worry about 

To get back GRUB in MBR, i booted from FC CD1 and start with "linux 
rescue". I was prompted for preferred language and keyboard. then it tried 
to look for any Linux partitions on my machine. Unfortunately, i couldn't 
find any Linux partitions on my machine. Later i tried to upgrade the 
Linux installation. When i opted for manually partitioning the drive, it 
reported that the existing partition table is corrupted. Linux was running 
perfectly on my machine before i reinstalled windows XP. I was getting 
perfect 16.4" display and my winmodem (softmodem) was also working.

Is there any way by which i can preserve my previous Linux installation 
and get the GRUB in MBR. Or do I have to reinstall Linux?

Thanks and Regards,
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