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Hai, i have linux and windows xp dual boot. But for some reason the xp got correpted and now when i reinstalled xp i could nt able to get dual ...
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- 05-24-2005 #1
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- Apr 2005
How to overright the mbr with linux & windows dual boot
i have linux and windows xp dual boot. But for some reason the xp got correpted and now when i reinstalled xp i could nt able to get dual boot option. The mbr have been over written. How to get back the dual boot option. My linux distro is fedora 3.
Please guide me
- 05-24-2005 #2
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- Mar 2005
The first thing you should do is to get a livecd, for example the gentoo livecd or knoppix... Then you mount the linux partition to, lets say /mnt/linuxdistro and chroot into it:Code:
su mkdir /mnt/linuxdistro mount -t ext3 /dev/hda2 /mnt/linuxdistro mount -t proc none /mnt/linuxdistro/proc mount -t ext3 /dev/hda3 /mnt/linuxdistro/boot [color=red] #ONLY if /boot is on its own partition[/color] chroot /mnt/linuxdistro
I've been using LILO lately so I can't say som much about grub, but here's at least how gentoo docs describe installing grub:Code: