November 5th, 2004, 06:19 PM
November 5th, 2004, 06:25 PM
Sounds like windows wrote over your master boot record as it usually does when installed second on a dual boot system. What i would do if i were you is log in using the recovery console and reload (boot loader of choice here). Another option would be to edit the boot file in windows for more than one os. You should be able to find examples of this on google. Here is a decent guide to start with. http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux...w2k-HOWTO.html
Hope this helps.
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November 5th, 2004, 06:26 PM
If you want to use the windows boot loader, then follow these instructions
If you want to use a linux boot loader, such as grub, then use these instructions
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November 5th, 2004, 06:34 PM
Thank you all...
Ill try this and tell you the result soon.
November 6th, 2004, 07:17 PM
phish! How could you forget that I wrote a tut on that a while back? /me is hurt . Anyway, if you want to use the Windows XP bootloader, take a look at this thread http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=241021 . If you want to continue using whatever bootloader came with your Linux system, just boot into Linux using whatever way you're using now, and run /sbin/lilo or /sbin/grub depending on what bootloader you have. Remember to run them as root though.
November 7th, 2004, 07:18 PM
thank u all....
all ur answers r good solutions ...
Now a more complicated problem occyred when my younger brother read one of the tutorials
he deleted the file bootsect.dos from the root directory of windows
how can i recover it...
Plz dont tell me to format
November 10th, 2004, 07:49 AM
What you need to do is get the bootsect.dos file back. One way of doing this is to use dd. Either use Linux or get a windows port of dd from somewhere. Then type:
dd if=MyWindows98Partition of=bootsect.dos bs=512 count=1
Copy this file to your C:\