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Re: Grub problems

Anita Lewis wrote:

On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 10:53:40 +0000 (UTC), Anita Lewis wrote:
On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 21:58:25 -0600, Damon L. Chesser wrote:
I blew up my grub with the debian installer, and it (the installer) does not rigth lilo to hda. How do I repair my grub? I know the drive lay-outs, I can load knoppix chroot and do a grub-floppy. But with the floppy then what do I tell grub? the home of the grub config file is hda6 (or hd0,5) /boot/grub. I can not chroot and run grub-install. The dev are all null!

Anybody know how to make the installer write lilo to a floppy?

The command '/sbin/lilo -u' is supposed to put the mbr back like it was when
the installer found it.

Well, I'm awake now!  I was assuming somehow that you overwrote grub in the
mbr with lilo when you installed.  You didn't really say that.  If lilo did
not overwrite the mbr, then lilo will not be able to put it back <smile>  I
hope I did not mislead you.

Not at all! I will try something like that to be able to boot Debain. As of now I have no way to boot the Debian install. since lilo did not write to the drive. In fact, the installer, might not have correctly written (and formatted the partitions) the partitions since I have had trouble mounting them in libranet. I have not looked deeply into this yet.

Damon L. Chesser

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