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Old 09-06-2010, 03:53 PM
"blann"
 
Default This is just amazing...not

Aloha Karl,
Below some answers I may have failed to make in text ( and thanks for your
input):
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Pearson" <karlp@ourldsfamily.com>

To: "Getting started with Red Hat Linux" <redhat-install-list@redhat.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2010 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: This is just amazing...



Please forgive my top-post, but also forgive my response:

If you are going to "If I may change the subject" to us, please actually
CHANGE THE SUBJECT (line above).

This is called Hijacking A Thread, and isn't very good manners.

Now to your email (see below):


On Fri, September 3, 2010 2:58 pm, blann wrote:

If I may change the subject and, as usual ask for help (and thanks for
past
responses):
Many moons back I must have damaged my MBR (winXP,FC6). A helpful member
sent a cd with ubuntu , and now there is a boot choice(grub) between that
OS
and XP.


fdisk /mbr will 'fix' a broken master boot record so you can boot into
WinXP again, though why anyone would without being coerced to, I don't
know.



I am trying to see if I can restore the grub loader to get into my old FC
installation which is likely
still on my HD. I have tried my disk1 from FC6 to do a reinstall, it
seems to go thru motions,
but a revised grub loader does not come up- even tho I get a message
during
install
that boot loader is being installed- and an installation complete msg.


When you installed Ubuntu (Linux Mint is much better IMHO), do you
remember being asked if you wanted to put it side-by-side with BOTH WinXP
and FC?

I DO NOT RECALL_ MY OLD MEMORY IS BAD< BUT AT STARTUP A GRUB
LOADER APPEARS< IT CONTAINS UBUNTU,WINXP, UBUNTU RESCUE, AND
A COUPLE OF MEMORY CHECK OPTIONS. SO THE 'LIVE UBUNTU' SEEMS MOUNTED
WITH WINXP OPTION. The HD organization coming up shows a /dev/hdb with hdb1
ext3(102mb),
and hdb2 LVM PV (117138 mb)- and /dev/sda with sda1-3 and 5-7
partitions,ntfs,ext3,extended,ntfs,
ext3,swap partitions. I need now after some years to go back and review my
partitions to ID.




Is there a way to repair or replace what I am assuming is a damaged
mbr/grub
loader due to having
turned off a hung up XP with AC button?


as I wrote above: fdisk /mbr

FDISK sounds like what I may have used years ago to repartition; is it on
disk 1 of my FC6
install?




I have, via generosity of an active member of the group, an FC12 set of
install disks; have hesitated
running this for fear I would overwrite /home directory, whereas the FC
Bible advises that simple
re-install of FC6 should not do this.
Any comments greatly appreciated! Thanks- Marshall


Any install of FC will overwrite the home directory, unless specifically
told not to. What I do in these cases is boot to a "live CD" such as Mint
or another Knoppix-like release, then mount the Linux partition, and copy
/home/ME to a USB-attached external device, such as a disk or flash drive
that's big enough to hold the data. With some distributions, you could
even burn your home directory to a DVD. I also recommend not worrying
about copying anything other than Documents, etc. Settings are pretty easy
to recreate, actually, and you get to use the functionality of the new OS
better that way, too.
BETWEEN COMPUTER IN SD AND SOME USB"S I LIKELY HAVE HOME

DIRECTORY BACKED UP- SO MAYBE I'LL GAMBLE.

Thanks again for your help on this- best wishes,Marshall









Good luck.

Karl


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Stevens" <ricks@nerd.com>
To: "Getting started with Red Hat Linux" <redhat-install-list@redhat.com>
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: This is just amazing...



On 09/02/2010 10:35 PM, Karl Pearson wrote:

That was Rick responding to someone who joined the group for the sole
purpose of advertising a new social networking site that isn't on my
list
of possibilities.

I think that's what it was.


Yup., that's what it was. I may bounce the twit off the list.

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