[ILUG] Re: Recuperating my MBR.
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Sun Mar 20 14:01:49 GMT 2005
On 20 Mar 2005, at 13:41, Paul Linehan wrote:
>> Boot off of your Linux install disc, choose the
>> "rescue linux" option (e.g., for FC),
> What's FC in this context?
> It was SUSE 9.2 Pro... Would anybody have those
> discs? I would be prepared to pay for the media
> and meet anywhere in the Dublin area (I'm assuming
> that it's legit to pass the discs around?).
I'm not too sure about the legitimacy of giving copies of SuSE CDs. I
think it's OK but selling them may be still an issue. However, I do
have the CDs and am perfectly willing to give you a copy. In principle,
you don't specifically need a SuSE 9.2 CD as any bootable CD with a
current copy of grub SHOULD work. In practice, I KNOW that grub-install
from the SuSE 9.2 CD-1 in rescue mode works out of the box, which
wasn't the case with previous releases of SuSE, so it'd be the one to
use IMO. Do you have a broadband connection, and a CD burner and a
suitable program to burn ISOs under Windows so that you could download
the CD if I made it available somewhere? If not, I live in the Lucan
area if you want to collect a copy, and can't find anyone nearer to
> Fair enough. As I said, it was SuSE pro.
You boot from CD #1, choosing the rescue option, and run grub-install,
but you may very well have to first mount some disk partitions, and
give grub-install certain options - this is dependent on how you have
partitioned your disk.
>> Next time you should think about backing up your MBR
>> to a floppy or CD-RW for a quicker fix.
That's not going to be any good to you though if you haven't got some
bootable Linux media from which you can restore that copy.
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