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    Installed WinXP after FC2, and lost my Grub bootloader menu

    So, I painstakingly installed FC2 so that my GEB card and video card all operate and then reinstalled WinXP Pro over itself on the same partition. When I restarted, it goes straight to WinXP.

    Seems like I just would need to reconfigure my grub.conf file, yet I didn't see anything erroneous.

    Thanks in advance,


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    Linux Guru dylunio's Avatar
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    try looking at this great tutorial by nerderello


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    boot off the cd it offers you some advanced booting options I think the one you need is resue you then need to reinstalll your bbot laoder as xp install has over written it with its own, thats why you should install microsoft product before installing linux

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    I believe you can reinstall the grub bootloader by first using the install cd to boot into rescue mode (type "linux rescue" at the boot prompt), and then running grub from there.
    Once in grub, type in "setup (hdx)", and replace x with the zero-indexed number for the hardrive grub should be installed on. In other words, if the harddrive you want grub on is the primary drive (or there's only one drive), use "setup (hd0)".
    I've haven't tried this, so it might not work.
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