Solved

rebuild boot loader ?

Posted on 2004-04-30
3
988 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
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
0
Comment
Question by:ms_blaster
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
jlevie earned 50 total points
ID: 10962725
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.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:ramrajprabu
ID: 10965225
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>

0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:ramrajprabu
ID: 10965227
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
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
centos commands 6 87
Migrating php-mysql-jquery application to Microsoft Azure Cloud 7 48
php56-php-mcrypt for rhel7 php56 1 98
I NEED A "BARE" LINUX ... 9 84
Setting up Secure Ubuntu server on VMware 1.      Insert the Ubuntu Server distribution CD or attach the ISO of the CD which is in the “Datastore”. Note that it is important to install the x64 edition on servers, not the X86 editions. 2.      Power on th…
I. Introduction There's an interesting discussion going on now in an Experts Exchange Group — Attachments with no extension (http://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/210281/Attachments-with-no-extension.html). This reminded me of questions tha…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

680 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question