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Hi everybody- I had FC4 working fine while dual booting windows XP. Then I needed to reformat my XP partition and reinstall. So I did all that no problem, but ...
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    FC4 boot problem


    Hi everybody-
    I had FC4 working fine while dual booting windows XP. Then I needed to reformat my XP partition and reinstall. So I did all that no problem, but after I finished I no longer had the option to load into linux after I turn on the computer, it just goes straight into windows. How can I re-enable this (this is somebody relatively new, so I'm sorry if I might need you to speak slownly and in little words unsure.gif )

    From the research I've been doing, I'm guessing that when I reformatted I whacked GRUB out of existance. So how can I reinstall it (especially if I can't boot into my FC4 without it)?

    Thanks for any/all help.

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    common problem. Uncle Bill's wonder product overwrites your hard disk's master boot record (mbr), which is where the first part of grub lives.

    Read the tutorial about this :-
    http://www.linuxforums.org/tutorials...ial-19999.html

    have fun

    Nerderello

    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    Thank you very much (that's it exactly). Also thanks for being polite and not saying rtfm

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    DaniBren,
    we all have to start somewhere. That's why I'm never sarcastic.


    have fun

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    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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