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Here is how to reinstall GRUB after you have had to install windows, and windows has overwritten your master boot record (MBR) so that you can't get back into Linux.
 
Here is how to reinstall GRUB after you have had to install windows, and windows has overwritten your master boot record (MBR) so that you can't get back into Linux.
  
* boot from install CD
+
* boot from install CD (knoppix did not work in my case, use openSUSE CD)
  sux -
+
  sux - <-this is optional, just use 'su'
 
  grub
 
  grub
 
  find /boot/grub/stage1 // Will print something like (hd0,1)
 
  find /boot/grub/stage1 // Will print something like (hd0,1)
 +
or
 +
find /boot/grub/menu.lst
 
  root (hd0,1)
 
  root (hd0,1)
  setup (hd0)
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  setup (hd0) <- ignore prompt for partition
 
  quit
 
  quit

Latest revision as of 15:52, 9 March 2011

Reinstall GRUB after Windows install

Here is how to reinstall GRUB after you have had to install windows, and windows has overwritten your master boot record (MBR) so that you can't get back into Linux.

  • boot from install CD (knoppix did not work in my case, use openSUSE CD)
sux - <-this is optional, just use 'su'
grub
find /boot/grub/stage1 // Will print something like (hd0,1)
or
find /boot/grub/menu.lst
root (hd0,1)
setup (hd0) <- ignore prompt for partition
quit