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I accidetnally destroyed my master boot record when I was installing SUSE 9.0, what do I need to do to correct this? I was running windows XP and the partition ...
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    Recovering a windows installation after damaging the mbr


    I accidetnally destroyed my master boot record when I was installing SUSE 9.0, what do I need to do to correct this? I was running windows XP and the partition is still totallly intact, I just can't seem to make it boot properly since grub damaged the MBR?

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    you can repair the mbr if it still exist. just install grub on it.
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    and if the mbr is destroyed I have to rebuild my whole system?

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    no, but how would you 'destroy' it all it its is a bootable partition. you can use qtpartition to shrink your linux partition by 32mb or so, then just make the 32M partition bootable, mount it at /boot. Then install grub, then run
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    if you dont know what to do from there, go to this link

    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...ap=9#doc_chap2
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    This is a known issue with the 2.6 kernel and parted causing the system to miscalculate cylinders, heads and sectors. Your XP installation is still there and intact so take your time with solution. The fix is described here:
    http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/05/fhas..._booting91 . It is also discussed in this post on the suse forum: http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...showtopic=3760 . I found the Suse portal was very slow as a side note.

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