Originally posted by istevenson
thanks so much for your reply!!!
i only have the DVD driver and dont have the floppy or zip driver in my computer, consequently i didn't have the bootloader.
what can i do now?
somebody helps me!!
What do you mean you don' have a DVD, floppy or zip driver? You mean you don't have a DVD, floppy or zip device? Well you need at least a CD drive to boot into the Linux Rescue.
What distro are you using?
All the guide said is to get into a shell by booting off the Linux CD, log in as root, change directory to /mnt/sysimage
type grub-install /dev/hda (hda if it's the first IDE disk, or sda if it's the first SCSI/SATA disk
You can find out by typing fdisk -l
Since you reinstall the bootloader, you'll need to tell it where the Windows partition is at, that's when you edit the grub.conf file or menu.lst.
for example: vi /etc/grub.conf
press insert to edit the file, enter the line it said in the guide, press esc to escape, type :wq to save. Reboot, by typing init 6 and it should show up if you did it right.