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Re: boot loader

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 4:54 PM, Freeman <hewho7@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:30:39PM -0400, shawn wilson wrote:
>> not sure of the topicality of this here but...
>> i've got a computer with ntldr messing up. since i don't have a windows xp
>> disk, i have no way of fixing this (besides torrent). so, i was hoping to
>> find some sort of quick install that just shoved grup on the system and made
>> a minimal partition for /boot (and whatever else is required for grub).
>> as it is, i can't find anything that does this. so i'm curious of everything
>> that grub depends on? just /boot or do i need some config files in /etc and
>> do i need any binaries for it? i'm not interested in maintaining grub from
>> the system (it would just be maintained from a boot cd if at all). i just
>> need it to boot and work. i'm going to use gparted to make a ~10 meg
>> partition (i think that's all i should need).
>> ... unless anyone knows of a system that does all of this for me, then i'll
>> just let it ride and not worry about anything?
> I've always used super grub disk . I don't think it will make partitions,
> maybe subdirectories.  It can probably install grub without new partitions.
> But it might also restore a windows boot.

now, that's pretty cool. bad part is now i have to go to the store and
get more cds (or probably better, a thumb drive). however, at least i
have an easy way to get this system up and probably use one of the
boot loaders Bob's suggested or figure out if windows can revive its
own mbr (probably not).

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