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Hello, I have recently reinstalled Windows XP and that bastard overran my grub bootloader as usual.

 

I tried to reinstall grub from a live cd, but I get the following error: "Bad file or directory type"

 

What I typed:

grub> root (hd0,4)
grub> setup(hd0)

What I got:

Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... no
Checking if "/grub/stage1"exists... no

Error 15: File not found

 

find command does not find it either and I don't see any stage1 in /boot or /boot/grub with any file manager.

/boot/grub only contains menu.lst.example or something like that.

 

hd0,4 (sda5) is the / partition, but it is a logical partition. Could that be the problem?

 

 

[moved from Software by spinynorman]

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No, the logical partition is not the problem. Did you chroot into all your partitions once you booted from the rescue CD?

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I fixed the problem by using supergrub and booting into my Mandriva installation and then reinstalling the grub bootloader from there. Thanks for your reply anyway and sorry for wasting time.

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