recover centos 6.2 after installing windows8

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recover centos 6.2 after installing windows8

Postby mahdi » 2012/04/25 07:57:44

hi
I install windows 8 after centos 6 but the centos cant boot up and i only access to windows 8.
how can I fix it for dual boot?
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Re: recover centos 6.2 after installing windows8

Postby jlehtone » 2012/04/25 09:47:23

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recover centos 6.2 after installing windows8

Postby pschaff » 2012/04/25 10:14:34

May just want to skip to the bottom of the article to the TipsAndTricks/ReinstallGRUB link. :-)

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Re: recover centos 6.2 after installing windows8

Postby mahdi » 2012/04/30 09:04:36

Hi "pschaff" and tanks.
I'm the beginier and cant fix it.
i run the "grub-install /dev/sda" in shell (live boot with DVD1 Centos) and I got an error.
how can fix it?
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Re: recover centos 6.2 after installing windows8

Postby pschaff » 2012/04/30 15:45:14

Hard to say without knowing what error you got. Did you do the chroot first?
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Re: recover centos 6.2 after installing windows8

Postby mahdi » 2012/05/01 05:34:17

yes I do it, but it got an error.
I dont remember what was it but when enter this "grub-install /dev/sda" the error comes different whit other commands that I enter.
excuse me for my bad enghlish.
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Re: recover centos 6.2 after installing windows8

Postby TrevorH » 2012/05/01 08:15:13

No-one is going to be able to help you without knowing the exact commands that you issued and the exact error message(s) that you received. If you cannot remember them then you will need to repeat the process and write it all down and then post it.
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Re: recover centos 6.2 after installing windows8

Postby mahdi » 2012/05/03 21:11:14

Hi
I try it again and this error appear :
/dev/sda1 does not have any corresponding BIOS drive
what can I do?
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Re: recover centos 6.2 after installing windows8

Postby pschaff » 2012/05/03 21:44:08

Are you sure you want to install to /dev/sda1 and not to /dev/sda so it goes to the MBR? Might want to try
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grub-install --recheck /dev/sda

If more help is needed then please enable networking in rescue mode and show the results of
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fdisk -l
blkid | sort
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Re: recover centos 6.2 after installing windows8

Postby mahdi » 2012/05/04 02:25:04

thank " pschaff" again
It's worked and my Centose boots up, but it couse a problem.
Windows 8 dosent exist on boot menu and I not able to boot Windows 8 any way.
what can I do?
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