GRUB hangs with Windows 2000
carl at personnelware.com
Mon Jun 13 23:57:31 UTC 2005
Soo-Hyun Choi wrote:
>>>I did this to boot Win2k, but still hangs. :-(
>>I would say something on the windows partition is broken. I think you are going
>>to need to use a Win2k CD to repair it, which will replace grub with the MS boot
>>loader. Once you get windows working, you can put grub back and then everything
> If I repair Win2k with the original CD, then it would overwrite MBR
> with its own. How do I recover GRUB after recovering Win2k in this
2 ways I can think of:
1. while you still have linux, make a grub boot floppy. After the Win repiar, use
the floppy to boot your linux system, and then reinstall grub to the hard drive.
2. Live CD - Ubutnu, Knoppix, Gentoo setup or maybe even tom's Root Boot floppy.
something that gets you to a prompt that will allow you to install grub.
Exactly how to install grub is explained here:
Pretty much what you need to know:
Code Listing 8: Installing GRUB in the MBR
grub> root (hd0,0) (Specify where your /boot partition resides)
grub> setup (hd0) (Install GRUB in the MBR)
grub> quit (Exit the GRUB shell)
I am guessing (hd0,0) needs to be what was d:, either (hd0,1)if it was the same
drive, 2nd partition or (hd1,0) if it was a 2nd drive.
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