[svlug] emberassing ? about grub

HvR hvrietsc at myrealbox.com
Wed Aug 13 21:42:30 PDT 2003


been there done that... what i winded up doing was to boot the redhat9.0
cd with linux rescue, then i went to a custom install and installed only
the smp kernel package (works fine on a laptop!) since rpm noticed i was
installing a new kernel it went and rewrote the grub for me thus fixing
the boot sector, then i booted into this new kernel and used my
favourite editor to have it boot the original kernel. i assume this
would work even if you dont have a redhat install but dont take my word
on this


On Wed, 2003-08-13 at 14:56, Gordon Vrololjak wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a dual boot laptop with XP and linux.  I had to do some work to
> solve XP and hardware problems before a trip which forced me to redo the
> boot process for my hard disk.  I made a grub boot disk to reinstall grub
> before I left, but unfortunately, I didn't test it.
> 
> Now the boot disk I carefully made won't work, but I still have a linux
> partition on my hard disk.  Is there a way of reinstalling grub to access
> my installed linux OS, without damaging xp?
> Thanx for the advice.
> 
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