Originally Posted by bremsstrahlung
Hey, Im what you'd call a linux newb, and although ive seen some similar info around i cant quite get it working so I thnough i'd ask away.
I was running vista on my dell inspison 1520 laptop, but i was always tinkering with the posibiility of linux. When my windows boot manager broke, i felt it was the perfect time to switch so I installed fedora 8 to a seperate partition. After a week or so i decided to make the change over completly but i wanted to rescue information from vista first, I felt the best was was to install vista to another partition so i could boot the old vista. This I've done, but windos boot manager wiped grub off. What i'd like to do now is to install grub to my fedora partition and chain load it from windows boot loader...but im not sure, any help would be appriciated.
Thanks in advance, mark
I also have a dell inspiron 1520 with the same combination activ.
What you have to do is the following:
1 Boot form rescue cd of dvd
2 it wil mount you linux pratition automatic
3 type the command chroot (the recover cd tell's the exact syntax) i'am not compleet sure whithout the manual. this command makes the mouted filesytem the root.
4 look into /boot/grub/grub.conf if your parameters are still correct.
5 recover the master boot record with grub-install /dev/hda or whatever your disk is
If you need more help it will start the procedure by my self so that i can tell you more in detail next time.