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Windows 7: Reinstalling GRUB Menu

05 Jan 2010   #51
TGSoldier

 
 

That doesn't work. It seems like I have no kind of access to anything.

Any file i try to access under the /dev folder , i get permission denied. When iright click on dev and go to properties and then permissions.

Owner - root
Group - root.


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05 Jan 2010   #52
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
That doesn't work. It seems like I have no kind of access to anything.

Any file i try to access under the /dev folder , i get permission denied. When iright click on dev and go to properties and then permissions.

Owner - root
Group - root.
Right. In Linux, 'root' is what we call 'Administrator' in Windows. Evidently, the 'root' (Administrator) account in the Knoppix live CD cannot get access to the 'root' (Administrator) account in Red Hat on the hard drive.

I would say you have three options here:
1) Get the 'root' password from the computer owner and figure out how to login as root to Red Hat.
2) My Linux 'rescue' CDs (I have some different ones) all have the option to boot to a Linux OS on the hard drive. When I first boot to the Linux CD, I am asked (amont other things) if I want to boot to the hard drive. If you can do that with your Knoppix CD then boot to Red Hat so you can finish this.
3) Use the Knoppix CD to install GRUB to the MBR and use GRUB to boot to both Windows and Linux.

Hope I have been of some help?
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05 Jan 2010   #53
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
3) Use the Knoppix CD to install GRUB to the MBR and use GRUB to boot to both Windows and Linux.

Hope I have been of some help?
Haven't I done that already?

And yes, you have been very helpful.
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05 Jan 2010   #54
TGSoldier

 
 

So i went with this...

when i opened the terminal window, i typed sudo su..

then i did dd if=/dev/sda3 of=/linux.bin bs=512 count=1 and i get

dd:reading `/dev/sda3' :Is a directory
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes (512b) copied, 5.6292e-05 s, 9.1 mb/s


?

where is the file copied to?
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05 Jan 2010   #55
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
So i went with this...

when i opened the terminal window, i typed sudo su..

then i did dd if=/dev/sda3 of=/linux.bin bs=512 count=1 and i get

dd:reading `/dev/sda3' :Is a directory
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes (512b) copied, 5.6292e-05 s, 9.1 mb/s


?

where is the file copied to?
It needs to go in the C: drive in Windows XP, where boot.ini is already.
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05 Jan 2010   #56
TGSoldier

 
 

Ok this is bad. When i reboot the pc i get a weird msg on the screen witha bunch of characters.. uploading pic.. sigh..








*bangs head against desk*


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05 Jan 2010   #57
iseeuu

 
 

When you boot to your Knoppix live CD do you get something that looks like this?

Computer First Aid Using Knoppix
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05 Jan 2010   #58
TGSoldier

 
 

That's knoppix 3.7.. I'm using Knoppix 6.. So the gui is different, but along the same lines...
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05 Jan 2010   #59
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
That's knoppix 3.7.. I'm using Knoppix 6.. So the gui is different, but along the same lines...
What I would suggest to you, what I would try myself, is open the "file manager" (by what ever program it is called ... and I do not know which file manager knoppix is using) and find the GRUB folder in the Red Hat partition, and use the GUI Installer to reinstall GRUB and put it in the MBR.

What I was going to say in answer to your question earlier, was if you followed ManyBeers instructions, you would have put Grub in the Red Hat partition, which would work if we could get the correct DUMP. If you install GRUB in the MBR, it will find both Red Hat and Windows XP so you can choose to boot to either one.
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05 Jan 2010   #60
TGSoldier

 
 

on the side i have

Knoppix
desktop
/
/boot
55.1 GB vol

When I click on /boot , the address bar reads /media/sda2 and there is a grub folder there...

What now?
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