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Old 15th June 2007, 10:25 PM
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GRUB trouble

I recently installed windows vista on my pc to replace xp pro x64 due to lack of hardware support, unfortunately windows has overwritte grub. expecting this i figured that i could just stick the FC7 dvd in, choose update and reconfigure grub but the kernel on the pc is newer than the kernel on the dvd so the installer refuses to update grub, what do i do now? i really dont want to reinstall FC7 as i have it set up perfectly
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Old 15th June 2007, 10:34 PM
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Try this: http://www.johnson.homelinux.net/ind...ra_Rescue_Mode, it's my wiki, where I set up a page on rescue mode

Boot with the Fedora 7 DVD and at the first prompt type linux rescue. The tutorial walks you through the process. Really pretty painless.
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Old 15th June 2007, 10:36 PM
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I know this link goes to an ubuntu forum, but it looks like a solution to your problem:
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_E...s_installation
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Old 15th June 2007, 10:52 PM
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thanks guys, i did consider rescue mode but being a newbie i wouldnt have known what to do with it if it wasnt for that excellent wiki. the grub cd thing looked good as well but i thought 400k was a waste of a disc

again, thank you
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Old 15th June 2007, 11:13 PM
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So the guide on my wiki helped you rescue your system? Hope so. The wiki started as a place for me to keep Fedora notes, but being a public site I guess anyone can use it, which is a good thing.
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Old 16th June 2007, 02:36 AM
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yeah, your wiki looks good, it's now on my favorites list, wont have to bother people at the forums so much now
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