[clug] help with install please
rasjidw at openminddev.net
Tue Sep 30 00:53:38 EST 2003
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On Sunday 28 September 2003 22:39, oscarb at netspeed.com.au wrote:
> I need a little help to re-install win98 on a machine that dual boots
> RedHat7.3 using GRUB. I don't want to trash the linux partitions, of
> I recall that the installing windows tramples over the MBR. Is it simply a
> matter of copying it somewhere else (something like:
> dd if=/dev/hda0 of=/some/where/mbr.backup bs=1024 count=1
> ) then, after the install, using a boot disk and dd'ing it back? Is there
> a smarter way to do this? Is there anything else?
What I would do is this:
1) Make sure I have a working Linux boot-floppy, OR a rescue CD (the RH7.3
install CD will probably do - IIRC it has a rescue mode that will auto-detect
RH root partitions). Test this!
2) Install Windows.
3) Boot into Linux using media from 1)
4) As root, run 'grub-install'
5) Reboot. It should all work just fine.
Canberra, Australia (UTC +10 hrs)
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