You can copy & paste the relevant sections from the other distros' "menu.list" file
Husse wrote: I did not see the other partitions from within PCliuxOS
Or you could have opened a terminal, then as root used commands such as fdisk -l /dev/hdxx (or /dev/sdxx ... e.g. if you have SATA or SCSI disks) to list all your partitions (this usually helps to figure out the correct partitions) and then mounted the partitions manually (as root), e.g. mount -t ext3 /dev/hda3 /mnt/hda3 ...Husse wrote: so I had to start a live cd to do just that
Live CD's are excellent in case something really goes wrong. I had that too. e.g. some stupid installer corrupting my master boot record ... Live CD's are really great in that regard.Husse wrote: I have a bunch of live CDs I could use to do the job
To be executed as root (either "sudo su - " or place a "sudo" before this command sequence):Wintergreen wrote: But I'll want to solicit some advice first on how to back up my MBR...
dd if=/dev/sdX of=./sda-mbr.backup bs=512 count=1
dd if=/path/to/MBR-backup.file of=/dev/hdx bs=446 count=1
GRUB belongs into the MBR IMHO.Wintergreen wrote: and on how to ensure GRUB is installed elsewhere this time.
Shouldn't matter. It's more likely you ruined your Windows installation with something else. Or that secret counter present in every Windows decided it's time for you to reinstall and so it just triggered the BSOD to frustrate youWintergreen wrote: I have the idea Win2000 is rather less forgiving than is XP when the MBR is "adjusted" by a Linux install.
Then partition 5 is an extended partition (meaning a divided part of partition 4)
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