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Re: lost GRUB GUI after install Winxp !



Sorry, I would like to, but it sounds like you did what I would have
told you to do.

I don't believe Linux really cares much about active partitions, etc,
only Windows.

Only thing I can suggest is to try the same thing again, but instead,
do: grub-install /dev/hda.

That's where I have it on my system - directly in the MBR. Windows xp
is fine with it there.

I have grub in the MBR, and the windows loader seems to exist in the
first sector of hda1 (on both of our systems, so they co-exist very
well. When you reinstall windows, grub gets overwritten, but then you
just use the rescue disc or a boot floppy and grub-install /dev/hda.
It works very reliably. When you reinstall Linux, it doesn't touch the
boot sector of the windows partition at all, so you're safe.

HTH

On 4/16/05, ryan robin <robinbonse gmail com> wrote:
> I've used fc3 and winxp. Boot loader (GRUB) was installed on first
> sector of /dev/hda3.
> fc3 : /dev/hda3 , primary , active partition
> win :/dev/hda1 , primary partition
> I wanted to install winxp again, so I set active to /dev/hda1 and
> installed it. Then, I set active to /dev/hda3 but my GRUB loader has
> no GUI ( just the console ) when I boot again. I now can not enter any
> OS !
> I've tried to boot from FC3 disc1, type 'linux rescue'  and then:
> # chroot /mnt/sysimage
> # /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda3
> Nothing's changed.
> Anyone can help me.
> TIA.
> 
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