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In Dual Boot

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:36 am
by hamidabrar
Salamz
i have Dual Boot (Xp & RH E 4).
I have reinstall XP, now there is now option/Menu for seletion operating, only xp get start diretly.
is there any solution.
pls. help

Any one there

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:25 pm
by hamidabrar
Bro's
let me know how to recover my bootloader.
* I dont want to re-install Linux, i just want to recover my bootloader.

looking for a nice and efficent reply.

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:12 pm
by mudasir
AOA,

Dear hamidabrar,

Just follow the steps below and all your problems will be solved.

1. Insert RedHat ENterprise 4 CD-1 into your CD-ROM.
2. No type "linux rescue".
3. Now chroot /mnt/sysimage
4. fdisk -l
5. Point out the /dev/ of your root partition. (mine is /dev/hda5)
6. Then execute this command very carefully "dd if=/dev/hda5 of=/linux.lnx bs=512 count=1"
In the above command change "/dev/hda5" with your main root partition.
7. Now create a dir "mkdir /win".
8. Now mount any FAT32 partition to this dir " mount /dev/hda1 /win"
In the above command replace "/dev/hda1" with your FAT32 partition.
9. Now execute this command "cp /linux.lnx /win"
10. Now reboot your PC in Windows XP.
11. First check in which partition the linux.lnx file is present
12. Goto Start then RUN, then type c:boot.ini
13. Now goto the last line and then type
C:\linux.lnx="RedHat Enterprise Linux 4"
In the above Path change "C:\" with the Drive in which linux.lnx file is present.
14. Save and Exit the file c:boot.ini
15. Reboot and if you have done everything correctly, then you should have two options on Boot Loader.


Do let me know if you were able to correctly follow all the steps.

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:41 pm
by x2oxen
1.) Boot using Linux CD.
2.) Type Linux Rescue at the prompt.
3.) Follow the instructions until u get the sh prompt. Then give following commands:

chroot /mnt/sysimage
grub-install /dev/hda

Here /dev/hda refers to ur HDD

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:21 am
by sfh1975
yep, reinstall grub- the boot loader.
just google how to do so or search this forum for previous posts on the subject.

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:07 pm
by x2oxen
sfh1975 wrote:yep, reinstall grub- the boot loader.
just google how to do so or search this forum for previous posts on the subject.


You want to say the above solutions are not working well that he should google about it more???

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:59 pm
by sfh1975
x2oxen wrote:You want to say the above solutions are not working well that he should google about it more???

no!

Partition Problem

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:26 pm
by hamidabrar
Salamz
i am trying to install linux (in Dual Boot) using Disk Druid, i have enough space (more then 25 GB) on my SATA HDD, but after making any 2 partition, Disk Druid failed to make 3rd partition. Following MSG
***could not allocate requested partition, Partition failed.
Could no partition***
my XP loading smootingly, i have checked my HDD using dignostic tool, its ok.
pls. help me.

Regards

Partition Problem

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:27 pm
by hamidabrar
Salamz
i am trying to install linux (in Dual Boot) using Disk Druid, i have enough space (more then 25 GB) on my SATA HDD, but after making any 2 partition, Disk Druid failed to make 3rd partition. Following MSG
***could not allocate requested partition, Partition failed.
Could no partition***
my XP(on NTFS) loading smootingly, i have checked my HDD using dignostic tool, its ok.
pls. help me.

i am waitng for a solution, coz i have checked google too much.
Regards

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:25 pm
by shahzor
dear hamidabrar

I have been using alot of time the dual boot OS, what I suggest you is the best first you Xp on a partition and then try to install Linux I think you will have less troubles.

thanks
shahz

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:22 am
by nomankhn
Hi shahzor,

i agree with our statement, you are right.

Regards,
Noman Liaquat