On Thu, 2004-11-18 at 05:15 -0700, Jesse Hannah wrote: > I have kind of a unique situation right now, and am hoping someone > here can help. On my computer I have (had) a dual-boot system, with > two hard drives and the Grub bootloader: one drive has Windows XP, the > other had FC2. Yesterday I tried to upgrade to FC3, but whenever I'd > try to do so I'd get an error saying that it couldn't transfer the > install image to the hard drive. This was after it'd formatted that > drive, so I tried to go back and reinstall FC2, but got the same > error. > > Here's where my problem starts. I tried to reboot and go into XP to > re-format that drive to FAT or something to try to fix the problem, > but the Grub GUI was gone, and I got the command line interface. I > thought this might be because of the other drive, so I removed it > (leaving my XP drive in) and tried again, but this time I got a Grub > drive error. What I think that's from is that on my main (XP) drive, > there's something that calls Grub from what was the second (FC) drive, > but that drive isn't there. > > So now I'm stuck: I can't reinstall FC until I fix the drive I was > using or get a new one, and I can't boot into Windows (where all my > stuff is) until I do that. Does anyone know how I can fix this, either > via the Grub command line or by modifying something from a Live CD (I > have Slax 4.2.0 and Knoppix 3.6)? > -- > Jesse (JB) Hannah > If you can get to a grub commandline again grub> root (hd0,0) Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83 hd0 is your first ATA disk, hd1 the second and so on 0 is the first partition, 1 the second etc. You might have to fiddle with the drive and partition selections Once you find your XP partition chainloader +1 I don't recall whether you need to say boot You can also use the help command, there's find to find files (helps verify you're looking at the right disk). grub> root (hd0,0) Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83 grub> find /config-2.6.8-1.528.2.10 (hd0,0) grub> help cat cat: cat FILE Print the contents of the file FILE. grub> If you can't get a grub promp0t, boot your install CD in rescue mode or use a FC rescue disk. At worst I'll email you a grub floppy you can write to a real floppy with rawrite (which should be on your CD).