"Captain Birdseye" <com> wrote in message news:<netspeed.com.au>...
initial trick is to determine just which files may need "fixing" --
they might be in MS!
To best help you, we will need more info.
-- before problems, how did your system power up? what did you see?
-- what is the order of OSes on disk? (win98->XP->RH9?)
-- how did you make room for RH partition?
-- do you use XP's multi-boot loader or RH's grub? (sounds like grub)
-- if using grub, does it boot directly to w98 and XP, or to XP
-- is RH the only OS affected?
-- can you boot Linux from your cd and gain access to your RH
installatiion? (rescue - see below)
-- do you have a boot diskette? (see below)
-- do you know the partition layout of the hd, ie., which OS using
-- is RH using _only_ hda6? (not a useful/good way to install Linux,
but is do-able)
-- assuming you're doing (did) hard reset only from Win (should be a
last ditch effort in any case) - why?
-- have you used _any_ MS disk maintenance utilities/commands?
Some of these questions just for clarification, but all would be most
If you don't have handy the RH docs, download them here:
x86 Installation Guide (see Appendix D)
Customization Guide (see Ch. 9)
These can be viewed on-line if needed.
If you get a RH grub menu at power-up, then your grub.conf file is
probably ok. What, if any, error messages do you see? What DO you
see at boot up?
If you need a bootdisk.img file for a diskette try here:
In rescue mode, the boot image will try to mount your hd installation
at /mnt/sysimage (hopefully in RW mode). Once there you can poke
around your system if you're comfortable with the command line.
Highly recommend that you get an idea of what to expect in rescue mode
-- it's not that difficult, but makes following someone else's
Send us the info above and review the docs. Solution should follow.
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