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Old 27th January 2006, 02:24 AM
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please save my stupid behind!

hi everybody,

i knew it was gonna happen when i was doing it and it did happen!
i wanted to compare FC3 with Scientific Linux in terms of computational performance and speed, so i tried to install both, together with winxp, on my computer. i had windows first, then FC3, leaving some hard disk space unformated for Scientific Linux. then i started installing SL and when it came to boot loader part i knew i was in trouble.
but i went ahead anyway, creating an additional line for what i thought was FC3. however, after reboot, i couldt boot in FC3 anymore.
how do i get FC3 back? how do i make it use GRUB that was installed with FC3 (i dont quite like SL's GRUB's background)?
if i try to boot FC3 it tells me:
Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

please help!
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Old 27th January 2006, 04:08 AM
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actually, i was able to get FC3 back - i had to specify the correct partition and add kernel and initrd lines in grub.conf file. the second questions remains though - how can i make it use grub installed with FC3?
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Old 27th January 2006, 04:12 AM
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search this forum for reinstalling grub.
Use #1 boot disk--linux rescue--etc..
search--read for some of this kind of stuff.
actually I'm in a good mood

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Old 27th January 2006, 04:16 AM
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GRUB is GRUB. It already is installed. But, if you really want to, bootup Fedora and type (as root):
grub-install /dev/hda
to install MBR of 1st drive, or repalce with /dev/hdb for the MBR of 2nd drive.
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