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BootLoader

Postby vander on Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:43 am

I'm sorry for the NOOB question. I got "Mint" and "WinXP" on one HardDrive. The loader is Grub. Both systems work good, but now i need to reinstall Windows XP. I guess, during the installation progress Windows will make it's own bootloader and by default Linux would be inaccessible. So, will you descibe me how to make Grub default BootLoader again. Maybe with the resque disk, or something else? Thanks...
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Re: BootLoader

Postby 900i on Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:52 am

This is the link to the Grub Manual

http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html
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Re: BootLoader

Postby BakUp on Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:43 pm

vander, let me give you some info for the SuperGrub LiveCD. This is worth to download the ISO and burn to a CD.

Here are some links for downloading and documentation:
http://supergrub.forjamari.linex.org/
http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzo...bDiskPage.html
http://supergrub.forjamari.linex.org/?section=download

Just about any Grub/MBR problems can be easily fixed with this amazing CD. Most of the threads here related to Grub could be resolved using this and eliminating many, many posts in these forums. No, you don't need to know any commands in a terminal, It has nice menu's to choose your options, even if one has not ever used it before, it is a breeze to navagate the menu's.

I was just thinking that maybe some Mint users do not know of this CD, or maybe they know of it but have never downloaded it and tried to use it. To me, I always have a feeling of satisfaction if I can resolve problems myself. Below are it's features:


Gnu/Linux:
* Fix Boot of Gnu/Linux (GRUB)
* Boot Gnu/Linux
* Boot Gnu/Linux Directly

Advanced Gnu/Linux:
* (BETA!) Fix Boot of Gnu/Linux (LILO)
* Boot Gnu/Linux partition
* Activate Linux partition

Windows:
* Fix Boot of Windows
* Boot Windows
* Boot Windows on a second hard disk
* Boot Windows on a second partition

Advanced Windows:
* Boot Windows from another hard disk
* Activate Windows partition
* Fix Windows Partition Boot

Boot & Tools:
* Boot MBR
* Boot Partition
* Boot Sub-Partition
* Activate partition
* Hide partition
* UnHide partition

GRUB:
* Boot your Linux or another OS again
* Restore GRUB to a hard disk MBR
* Restore GRUB to a partition
* Uninstall GRUB

Boot another OSs:
* Boot Hurd
* Install Hurd
* Boot OpenSolaris

Special boot:
* Swap hard disks and boot

Even if you do not get the time for using it now, I recommend taking the time later and check it out.......

Good luck vander on getting this resolved and welcome to the forums.

cheers,
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Re: BootLoader

Postby constantine768 on Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:50 am

BakUp : I am thankful to you for this post. If this is what SGRUB does then I will try this out..
Will this be able to solve the problem I have described in this post of mine -
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=6904&p=44173#p44173


BakUp wrote:vander, let me give you some info for the SuperGrub LiveCD. This is worth to download the ISO and burn to a CD.

Here are some links for downloading and documentation:
http://supergrub.forjamari.linex.org/
http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzo...bDiskPage.html
http://supergrub.forjamari.linex.org/?section=download

Just about any Grub/MBR problems can be easily fixed with this amazing CD. Most of the threads here related to Grub could be resolved using this and eliminating many, many posts in these forums. No, you don't need to know any commands in a terminal, It has nice menu's to choose your options, even if one has not ever used it before, it is a breeze to navagate the menu's.

I was just thinking that maybe some Mint users do not know of this CD, or maybe they know of it but have never downloaded it and tried to use it. To me, I always have a feeling of satisfaction if I can resolve problems myself. Below are it's features:


Gnu/Linux:
* Fix Boot of Gnu/Linux (GRUB)
* Boot Gnu/Linux
* Boot Gnu/Linux Directly

Advanced Gnu/Linux:
* (BETA!) Fix Boot of Gnu/Linux (LILO)
* Boot Gnu/Linux partition
* Activate Linux partition

Windows:
* Fix Boot of Windows
* Boot Windows
* Boot Windows on a second hard disk
* Boot Windows on a second partition

Advanced Windows:
* Boot Windows from another hard disk
* Activate Windows partition
* Fix Windows Partition Boot

Boot & Tools:
* Boot MBR
* Boot Partition
* Boot Sub-Partition
* Activate partition
* Hide partition
* UnHide partition

GRUB:
* Boot your Linux or another OS again
* Restore GRUB to a hard disk MBR
* Restore GRUB to a partition
* Uninstall GRUB

Boot another OSs:
* Boot Hurd
* Install Hurd
* Boot OpenSolaris

Special boot:
* Swap hard disks and boot

Even if you do not get the time for using it now, I recommend taking the time later and check it out.......

Good luck vander on getting this resolved and welcome to the forums.

cheers,
BakUp
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Re: BootLoader

Postby BakUp on Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:10 am

You may be able to, it will not hurt anything by trying the SuperGrub disk. But now it may be just as good to reinstall Mint 3.0. Mint is very very good at recognizing other operating systems and it only takes about 15 min to reinstall. But do a bak-up of your personal Mint data first. This is what I would do.

If you want to save Mint because you have to many things set up the way you want, then I would wait for someone to help you to get the other operating systems to show up.
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Re: BootLoader

Postby linuxviolin on Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:10 pm

For repair your Grub after re-install of XP you can also see at http://linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/How_to_repair_your_grub
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