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Windows 7: Reinstalling GRUB Menu

05 Jan 2010   #61
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
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?
Try this for me: open a termal window (cmd) and type

apt-get install grub

and lets see if we can get it going


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05 Jan 2010   #62
TGSoldier

 
 

had to use sudo su again..

After using apt-get isntall grub i get..

Reading package lists... Done
Building Dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
grub is already the newest version.
0 upgrade, 0newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
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06 Jan 2010   #63
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
had to use sudo su again..

After using apt-get isntall grub i get..

Reading package lists... Done
Building Dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
grub is already the newest version.
0 upgrade, 0newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Write sudo apt-get remove grub

Then:

sudo apt-get install grub

See if that works.
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06 Jan 2010   #64
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Done! What now sir?!
TG;

If you have been successful in installing Grub into the Red Hat Linux partition, you can now try this again:

Add this line to the end of your boot.ini:

c:\linux.bin="Red Hat Linux"

Then Dump Linux boot sector to a file. Boot to Linux and type the following:

dd if=/dev/hda2 of=/linux.bin bs=512 count=1

Copy the file: linux.bin from Linux to the C: of your Windows XP and reboot.


It should work this time, and you should be able to boot to Linux through the Windows boot manager.

Cheers!
Robert
Ok. You had me up to the Add the line to boot.ini part..

Dump the linux boot sector to a file? You lost me there

And how will i copy the file. Via flash drive?
In order to copy the Linux.bin 512 file you need to mount a drive to place it in. I used a shared NTFS data drive and The System Rescue cd. After booting yhe System Rescue CD
and reaching the desktop I opened a terminal and ran the mount command to mount
my shared drive then I ran the DD command. I cannot tell you what the mount command is for a Knoppix Live cd because I used the System Rescue CD which has instructions on it to mount an NTFS partition. However that file meeds somewhere to be copied to. somehow you need to
mount your Windowsxp partition and then copy the file to it or create an NTFS in empty space on your drive and copy the file to it.
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07 Jan 2010   #65
TGSoldier

 
 

Thanks all..

Decided to just do over the system. It really really really wasn't an option as the user did not want this. After explaining the situation to her, she finally agreed.

I guess in the end, it's solved.. But not really...

Thanks again!


Would give out more rep.. But it won't let me
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08 Jan 2010   #66
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Thanks all..

Decided to just do over the system. It really really really wasn't an option as the user did not want this. After explaining the situation to her, she finally agreed.

I guess in the end, it's solved.. But not really...

Thanks again!


Would give out more rep.. But it won't let me
Glad everything worked out. I might have not been that helpful, but still: No Problem m8
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