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I cannot boot my linux mail server after I ghost to a bigger HDD drive

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For getting more disk space, I gost my Linux mail server harddrive to a bigger drive. The ghost process looks absolutely perfect. but after that, I couldn't boot the machine (but I can boot it up from my linux boot floppy)

When I boot from harddrive, the only massage on my screen is "GRUB" at the left-top handside. and then the machine shut itself down. but boot from floppy seems to be fine. the machine runs normal as before. How can I fix it? Please help!!!

Here is files on my floppy disk, it might give you some clues:
boot.msg
initrd.img
ldlinux.sys
syslinux.cfg
vmlinuz

I checked my disk partition table. I don't see any changes other than the size bigger than before.

thanks
Jerry
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by:nttranbao
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you need to recover the Master Boot Record of Linux.
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=975
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Depend on your Linux Distribution, there are more helps
http://fedoranews.org/contributors/bob_kashani/grub/
I use this method it and always works

Regards
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by:JerryJay
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It works by running grub-install /dev/sda. Thank you very much for your help.

Cheers,
Jerry
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Thanks. Glad it's kinda useful to you.
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