November 26, 2013 archive

Nov 26

Lost dual boot option and need to reinstall grub

The steps in this post are applicable to be done in distributions like Redhat, Centos and Fedora. Recently I met with an issue like my personal desktop has lost its Dual Boot option at the startup. The machine has been working by having both Windows XP and Centos present in it. The dual boot option …

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Nov 26

Broken grub and getting only grub prompt at the startup

At this case you will get only a grub prompt while at the startup. Please follow the below steps to install grub. grub> find /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0,5) (This means the boot loader lies on the first harddisk hd0 and its 5th logical partition) grub> root (hd0,5) grub> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-238.19.1.el5.i386 ro root=/dev/sda6 (I gave /dev/sda6 because that …

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