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    Windows XP overwrite mbr - cant boot linux =(


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    You could try installing a third party boot manager such as GAG.

    http://gag.sourceforge.net/
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    Re: Windows XP overwrite mbr - cant boot linux =(

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkye
    I followed some steps on the tutorial http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19999 and i created a grub boot disk, i can find the partition where i installed linux "(hd0,4)" but when i try to use the command "configfile (hd0,4)/boot/grub/grub.conf" i just get error message 15, file not found.
    If grub states that it cannot find the ifle it means that you are not accessing the right partition.
    When you reinstall Windows, if F.U. your partition table layout, renaming even partition numbering (yes windows does that at times.)
    Or you you made a type-O.

    Have you tried using the find command ?
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    When i did this on SuSE, i jus put the install CD's in, went to manual installation and then in there somewhere there's a boot from hard disk option. select this, and select the / partition to boot from. Then when i'm into linux, i jus goto yast, and reinstall GRUB there we go, everything's sorted. U will need to reboot tho as some services will not startup off the install CD.
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    boot from the Mandrake 10 install CDs, hit F1 for more options, type "rescue", then once it loads, select reinstall LILO. simple as that.

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