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Hi All , Just a unique problem . I had a machine wherein i used to use Windows and Linux as a dual boot machine . Linux's boot was in ...
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    Reinstalling BOOT partition


    Hi All ,

    Just a unique problem . I had a machine wherein i used to use Windows and Linux as a dual boot machine . Linux's boot was in Primary partition . Last week i had to reinstall my windows . So now my linux boot partition is washed off . My windows is up and running . Also the linux partitions other than boot are also intact . Is there any method by which I can bring up my Linux OS without having to reinstall whole linux ? Just like reinstalling only boot again ?? Waiting for your valuable resonses . Thanx .

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    Hi

    i don't think you need to reinstall the boot partition, but only to reinstall the boot loader. You can boot with any linux installation Cd, or use a rescue distro like System-Down Rescue (www.system-down.com). You simply have to relaunch lilo or reinstall grub and the job is done.

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    just wanted to confirm

    hi !!!
    i'm new to this linux world and so far have used Suse 9.0 ,9.1 and fedora core 3 .
    I have done this reinstallation of the Grub thing a lot of times on my Suse 9.0 and just wanted to confirm if any of the linux CD will solve the purpose ... ( i'm sorry but i never got the chance to try this ) ...

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    Yes any linux installation cd will solve the problem, even a linux boot floppy can solve the problem. You just need a shell on the pc.

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    THanx Debian ..... it worked just by issueing lilo command . Thanx .

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