Re: HELP- Grub problem, I can't load WInXP SOLVED
From: Andy (andrew_at_shadwell.amoeba.org)
To: email@example.com Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 16:20:56 +0100
On Tuesday 27 September 2005 12:42, Tom Pfeifer wrote:
> Since your WinXP on /dev/hda1 is a FAT32 partition, one thing that might
> work is to use the backup boot sector that is kept on FAT32 file systems
> to restore the WinXP boot sector on /dev/hda1.
> dd if=/dev/hda1 of=/dev/hda1 bs=512 count=1 skip=6
> The above dd command will read the 7th sector (or sector 6) of the
> partition, and then write it to the 1st sector (or sector 0). The 7th
> sector is where the backup boot sector is stored on FAT32. The "skip"
> means it will skip over the first 6 sectors when reading from the
> partition - since you are interested in the 7th sector.
> GRUB should have only overwritten the 1st sector of the partition.
Tom, I cannot thank you enough! Your instructions worked flawlessly. I can't
believe that your dd command managed to fix something that Microsoft's own
fixboot and fixmbr commands could not. You have saved me a lot of time and
money, thank you very much.
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