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Re: GRUB and that "other" OS...

From: Jochen Hoenicke
Subject: Re: GRUB and that "other" OS...
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 17:16:47 +0200

On Thursday, 18. April 2002 16:46, Hans Quennet wrote:
> [...]
> Once I ran
> /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda1
> my happy little world changed somewhat.

As I understand /dev/hda1 was your Win98 partition.  This
command installed grub in the boot sector of this partition 
overwriting the previous one. You should have run:
  /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda

You can normally fix your Win98 bootsector by booting from a Windows 
Rescue Disk and running "sys c:".  

> RedHat boots, DOS does not.  LILO will not cooperate
> as bootloader.  Booting the computer using the Win98
> rescue floppy fails to recognize the first partition
> (C drive).

This sounds bad.  Grub normally doesn't overwrite the first part 
(BPB) of the bootsector, which contains information necessary to 
access the drive. Only the boot code is overwritten.

But you should still try whether "sys c:" works.


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