Dual boot problems [Solved]

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Dual boot problems [Solved]

Postby wobbleyhead » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:00

Hi all,

I'm running (was running) Xp alongside Sabayon. I tried to do some repartitioning and messed it up fairly badly. :(

I fragged Grub completely, the system wouldn't get past the POST and all I got was the incredibly high pitched beep of operating system not found....bugger :oops:

I used ERD commander and booted into that. I changed the active partition to window's (as I'm sure it was the fragging of grub that has knackerd the system), I can now boot into windows without a problem. So that's half the problem sorted, but the easy part as far as I'm concerened

My question is this, how would i go about reinstalling grub without causing further damage. Can I just install it or is it a more convoluted process?

I've tried to find something that will allow me to navigate to the partition and remove the data I need from it but it doesn't seem to work and Backtrack isn't letting me mount the drive.

I don't want to do a fresh install of Sabayon as I think I still have a usable OS in that partition. I just can't boot to it. At the min i feel like I'm punching above my weight trying to fix this, so if anyone has any ideas or advice it would be very much appreciated.

Many Thanks

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Postby dawn`chorus » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:59

Try the Super Grub Disc. http://supergrub.forjamari.linex.org/

It has a "Restrore Grub to MBR" feature. If you read the info screens, it'll really walk you through.
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Postby wolfden » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:00

the SL installer has an option to just install grub, so boot the disk up and reinstall grub thru the installer
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Postby wobbleyhead » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:36

Thanks I used the install disk to reinstall grub in the end as the super grub disk may have worked if i still had a grub partition on the harddisk.
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