Joseph Kiniry <kiniry at acm.org> wrote:
> > seems to have overwritten my MBR and I can
> > no longer access my Linux OS.
> So many people learn the hard way. :\
> > How do I get my MBR back so that I can see my
> > Linux as an option when I boot up? I am not
> > a Linux expert by any means, so please keep
> > explanations of the step1, step2, step3 variety.
> Boot off of your Linux install disc, choose the
> "rescue linux" option (e.g., for FC),
What's FC in this context?
> to your root disk as indicated by the directions
> that are printed on the screen, run "grub-install",
> then reboot.
Therein lies the problem. A friend helped me with
the install and he has the discs, and is away in
Europe at the moment.
> Which distro are you running?
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?).
> The above is the generic directions for
> fixing the problem, but each distro has a slightly
> different solution depending upon which boot
> manager you are using, etc.
Fair enough. As I said, it was SuSE pro.
> Next time you should think about backing up your MBR
> to a floppy or CD-RW for a quicker fix.
Once I reinstall, I will do that! I have a couple
of books here so I should be able to figure that
out for myself, and there's always the list.
> Of course, one would hope that being borked once
> by Microsoft in this way is enough to learn to
> never let it happen again. :)
Was the "b" in borked meant to be a "p"?
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