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I’m using red hat Linux 9, but recently I installed windows XP professional
So Linux boot loader (I’m used Grub) overwrite.
Now I have to use bootable Linux floppy to load the Linux
My question is that how to rebuild the boot loader of red hat Linux 9
Please help me out.

Thanks
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Question by:ms_blaster
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I'm guessing that by "Linux 9" you are referring to RedHat 9. If that's the case the procedure is to:

1) Boot from the 1st RH9 CD into "rescue mode" and allow it to find and mount your RedHat system.

2) Execute the commands:

# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# grub-install /dev/hda          (IDE system)
  --or--
# grub-install /dev/sda           (SCSI system)
# exit
Ctrl-Alt-Delete

or to boot from floppy and execute:

# grub-install /dev/hda          (IDE system)
  --or--
# grub-install /dev/sda           (SCSI system)

Since you have a bootable floppy the second procedure is the easiest.
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by:ramrajprabu
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use /sbin/grub-install to rewrite the boot-loader
u might need to a chroot to your correct harddrive when u boot from floppy

chroot /mnt/sysimage
/sbin/grub-install <partition>

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oops somebody already posted it, sorry for repeating it :), this new experts-exchange  with the ad in the between the question and the comments is confusing
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