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Rescue Disk

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Rescue disk

Here's how you make it work:

  • get the install CDROM.
  • at the syslinux prompt, type: linux rescue
  • follow through all the prompts, and let it mount the linux partitions.
  • at the shell, type: chroot /tmp/syslinux (or whatever the command is, the system will tell you)
  • do a df -k to see what device you are using for / (on the dell, it was sda1)
  • do a grub-install with the appropriate device name (without the partition number)
# grub-install /dev/sda
  • reboot
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