kerplop at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 11 13:52:20 UTC 2006
Knute Johnson wrote:
>> How about giving Super Grub a try. It can be found here:
>> Looks like a good answer for all of us that are having problems with
>> windows and Linux dual booting.
> Thanks Peter, I'll take a look.
If you haven't got that problem resolved yet, I have the following
printed and taped inside my Windows/FC5 box. This worked on an old
system with 2 IDE drives. It also works on a newer system with 3 SCSI
and no IDE drives. Hope this helps.
Recovery from a screwed MBR (Install GRUB)
1. Boot with a rescue CD
Go through the obligatory BS; network not needed
2. Once rescue finds Linux, hit OK. Do NOT do the chroot.
Run grub. Then, from the grub> prompt:
a. If /boot is an integral part of the / partition:
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
b. If /boot is in a separate partition:
grub> find /grub/stage1
-in either case-
Grub answers with drive and partition: (hd1,0)
3. Set the root for grub:
grub> root (hd1,0) (or whatever returned above)
4. Write the MBR on the 1st drive
grub> setup (hd0)
(grub will print a bunch of crap, double-checking, and install itself.)
5. Remove the rescue CD and reboot.
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