Fedora :: Reinstall Vista Without Reinstalling System?

Oct 8, 2009

Is there any way to reinstall Windows Vista on the second partition without reinstalling Fedora on the main partition? I always reinstall Vista because of the performance issue.

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Fedora :: Reinstalling Grub To Find Vista Partition?

Apr 14, 2011

I deleted the wrong line in grub.conf, and now cannot boot into my Windows Vista anymore. I really need to get it back right away, I am trying to do my taxes, and they are on there, and I can't get to them. I added this to grub.conf, but no luck.

root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

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Fedora Installation :: Reinstall Of Vista Wiped Out GRUB

May 14, 2009

How to installs and I used gparted to create my install of fedora 10 on my laptop (which had xp on it). After a major XP crash I reinstalled with Vista business on the XP partition. Now my linux partition is definately there however I Vista boots now and the grub loader does not come up.

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Fedora :: Cannot Find Option To Boot F12 After Vista Reinstall

Nov 5, 2010

Recently, I reinstalled(recovered) Vista in my dual boot (with FC12) HP Laptop. After Vista recovery, I did not find any option to boot FC12. I tried to install grub in rescue mode from my Fedora DVD with command "$grub-install /dev/sda", but could not succeed. There was a message like 'grub-install not found in /sbin'.

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Fedora :: Restore System Without Reinstalling Distro?

Aug 8, 2009

I have accidentally removed my /boot partition(when installing grub using LiveCD i'm typing "rm -rf /boot" instead of "rm -rf boot") After that i have installed grub, have to reinstalled latest kernel( using rpm(and 2nd time using yum) but result the same: i can't boot into my system. Unfortunately, i can't copy&paste log, but booting stopped after something like a:

mounting /proc
mounting /sysfs
Creating /dev

then kernel finds keyboard and mouse and... and nothing. Is it possible to restore my system without reinstalling distro?

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Fedora :: Switch From The I686 Kernel To I386 Without Reinstalling The System?

Aug 2, 2011

One of our F14 machines was originally set-up with the i386 Kernel. I found out it had a kernel crash and the person tried to fix it by reinstalling the kernel, unfortunately they installed i686. Now some of our software that was setup to work with i386 is not cooperating. Is there a way to switch from the i686 kernel to i386 without reinstalling the system?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Reinstall Windows Vista ?

Sep 30, 2010

I have Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop. If I wanted to reinstall Windows Vista over the top of Ubuntu 10.04, do I just install Vista normally, as if I was reformatting the hard drive?

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General :: Reinstall GRUB After Installing Windows Vista?

Sep 1, 2010

I had two OS in laptop windows vista and linux mint and when I used to start my computer I used to get different option for os like linux mint, linux mint memory check, windows vista etc.. but because of virus windows vista got crashed so I formatted disk drive C: which were containing windows vista and reinstalled fresh copy of vista.. but now when I start my computer vista start automatically, I do not see GRUB options to run windows os or linux mint..Is there a way to reinstall GRUB to get options like I used to get before formatting ?

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Fedora :: Reinstall The Entire System To Accomplish?

Feb 15, 2011

I currently have Fedora running on it's own hard drive and I have two other drives in the same workstation I want to setup as Raid 0. Is this possible and what tool can I use to accomplish this? I have a feeling I might have to reinstall the entire system to accomplish this ...

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Debian Installation :: Super Grub2 Will Work After Vista Reinstall

Mar 16, 2011

I have a dual boot system. I need dual boot as my dictation software is only available for Windows. In the future I am going to try a virtual machine, but dictation and audio did not work properly the last time I tried in VM. But unfortunately for now I have a dual boot machine with Vista and Debian 6. Unfortunately, I am going to have to reinstall Vista. Or to be more accurate I'm going to install the 64-bit version instead of the 32 bit that came with the computer. I have the 64-bit version that I no longer use from one of my other computers.

Anyway, I have to install Windows which will overwrite my grub2. Is there anyway I can make a backup or reinstall grub2 after I install Windows. I really don't want to reinstall Debian 6 squeeze. Can they make some sort of a backup of gurb2 before I do this. I checked out the Internet and I found something called Super Grub2. It apparently will allow me to boot back into Debain 6 so that I can install grub2 again. Assuming, Super Grub2 even works then how do I reinstall grub2 once a boot into Debian 6? Has anybody tried Super grub2, does it work? It's kind of hard to test it, with a working version of grub2.

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Fedora Networking :: How To Reinstall System-config-network

Mar 28, 2009

I want to reinstall "system-config-network" in Fedora10. I have now system-config-network 1.5.95 and I want to have system-config-network 1.4.3 (it is from fedora8)

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Fedora :: Reinstall Windows On Dual Boot System?

Jul 25, 2010

i have a dual-boot system running with Fedora 11 and (formerly) windows XP. The windows xp has become unbootable, and i installed Fedora on a separate partition so i could run the computer. is there a way i can reinstall windows XP to the other partition using Fedora 11?

Note: The reason i installed fedora Is because i dont have a Windows XP Boot cd, and i believe there is a backup somewhere on the hard drive.

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Debian Installation :: Reinstalling In A Multiboot System?

Sep 9, 2011

I have a triple boot system with Windows XP, Debian Lenny, and Fedora in that order as far as the disk partitions, and Lenny's grub controlling the multiboot. This has worked well for yearsRecently the Debian got corrupted with someependency issues, and I want to install Squeeze inplace of the existing LennyI don't need to save anything from the Lenny). Is this possible, usinga startup install CD for on-line installation of Squeeze over the Lenny partitions, and also without disturbing the Windows and Fedora boots? If it is, are there any manual steps to be taken during
the installation?

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Ubuntu :: System Not Booting To Gnome / Fix It Without Reinstalling?

Mar 16, 2010

I'm a noob with Linux. I was trying to disable pulseaudio, I went to synaptic software and mark pulseaudio server for uninstallation, then mark ALL on the next screen.... afterward, my skype works fine. however, after i reboot, it only boots to prompt....
anyway i can fix it without reinstalling?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Reinstalling On A Multi-user System?

Aug 12, 2010

To give a scenario, I have an account for myself, my wife, and my daughter;
1. uRock
2. DragonLady
3. LilFireball

On install I have no problem adding myself back to the system,but when try to add the other users who already have a home folder but no logon, I get an error saying the other accounts are already in use, but they still have no way to log on

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Fedora Installation :: Make A Dual Boot System (Vista And Linus) By Overwriting The Previous Suse?

Jun 26, 2009

I actually have a Suse running on a partitioned harddisk of 27GB but I prefer Fedore anyway. I would like to install Linus Fedora on my computer to make a dual boot system (Vista and Linus) by overwriting the previous Suse. My question is

Will I be in OS booting trouble (i.e unable to resurect the previous boot screens, windows might possibly be deleted, or not be present in the boot options) if this is done ?

Also, because I have only one disk (the first disk of Fedora 11 downloaded), will it be fine with just one first disk ? (there are several to download but I think I assume I am not going to use all of them during installation, right ?)

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Booting Vista And / 11 Wipes Out Windows Vista?

Nov 18, 2009

i have recently started my masters degree program and i have to install fedora 11 for one of my courses. The problem is when i try to install fedora 11 on my laptop, it wipes out my windows vista installation. I want to keep vista. I have a sony vaio laptop model VGN-FW340D. 4GB RAM and 400 GB HD. i first shrink my hard drive to free up around 100 GB. Then i run fedora 11 DVD and let it make the partitions on my free space.. I have tried everything.. I chose use free space the first time, but i didnt work, it wiped out my vista, next time i chose custom layout and defined boot, root and swap partitions , but again it wiped out my vista.. I have read many guides to dual boot vista and fedora and have carried them out step by step, but nothing works.... Also i dont have vista installation DVD, i just have the recovery CDs, so everytime it wipes out my vista, i have to do system recovery, ive been trying for a week now, and its driving me crazy, i asked a friend of mine to help me out, he has dual boot system, and he tried it and it did the same thing, wiped out my vista... i just have one drive C: with two partitions, one small partitions which contains recovery files, and the rest of the partition has vista.......

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Ubuntu :: Installing / Reinstalling Gimp - System Didn't Show It As Being Installed At All

Aug 18, 2010

I've really borked up my Gimp. I'm running 10.04 64-bit and had at some point installed gimp but don't recall how or where I got it from. The strange part is that neither Synaptic or Ubuntu Software Center showed it as being installed.

Anyway, it started misbehaving (locking up) so I figured I'd uninstall and reinstall. That's when I discovered that the system didn't show it as being installed at all. Needless to say, I couldn't uninstall it so I decided to just reinstall over the top through Ubuntu Software Center. The installation seemed to complete normally but when I tried running it I got an error stating that there was a version mismatch for libgimp and suggesting that maybe I had gimp installed in both /usr and /usr/local. Not knowing what else to do, I uninstalled via Ubuntu Software Center and then removed all gimp related files from both /usr and /usr/local. Lastly, I reinstalled again via the Software Center.

Now when I try to launch gimp I get a box in the panel's Window List titled "Starting Gimp Image Editor" but shortly thereafter it disappears and I'm back to the desktop. I've even tried it all over again but utilizing Synaptic for the final install (as well as apt-get) with the same result - it tries to load and then... nothing. I must have deleted something essential when rooting around in /usr and /usr/local that is not replaced by reinstalling gimp but I have no idea what or where. So now what do I do? I really need gimp installed on this machine. I do have a full system backup but it's a couple of weeks old and I don't want to lose all of the changes that I've made to the system since then.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can Roll Back The Setting / Files Deleted Previously Without Totaly Reinstalling System

Feb 3, 2010

I am having a prolbem with my ubuntu 9.10 operating system. Is there anyway I can roll back the setting and files that I deleted previously without totaly reinstalling the system.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Reinstall Or Just Use The Old System?

Jan 13, 2011

I have recently found out (also in this forum), that my motherboard is simply put: "junk" (as it fails to see the 8Gigs of ram i have). So i will buy another mobo and would like to hear from you if I should reinstall my ubuntu from scratch or try to just run the same OS as i have now (I know, in the MS world this would mean utter chaos and mobo/processor/ram/everything damage - smoke from the machine etc. So: How safe is it to "hot swap" hardware under Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Karmic-can't Reinstall System With USB?

Feb 6, 2010

i use Fluxbox (Mint in Karmic, but after few tweaks and updates i have to reinstall system-but i couldn't even make with gparted and usb-creator startup disk, so i used virtual machine in Mac OS to make some older version (Mint 7 XFCE).BUT, then i discovered that i can not even load the system from USB-although it was all set in bios to startup with USB Stick. How can i persuade my dell mini 10v to start up from live USB Stick.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Reinstall 10.04 LTS Over Existing 10.04 System

Sep 30, 2010

I am starting to have lots of unusual problems show up on my Ubuntu 10.04 install, missing Icons for the Volume Slider, Email Icon, and a Error mounting Static on startup (because I plugged in my Smartdisk FDUSB-TM2 Mitsumi Model #: D353FUE) and it is trying to mount as SDC instead of as a USB Floppy Drive.....and it DOES NOT work as a USB Floppy Drive on 10.04.REF:[URL] I have my system set up as follows:


Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes


If I boot from the LiveCD again, and Install again from the LiveCD, will all my installed software still be functional, or will I have to re-install, and repeat everything I have done to build my system to date since my system is on / and is a separate partition?

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Installation :: Automatic Reinstall Of System Binaries?

Nov 5, 2009

The program tripwire suggest a reinstall in single user mode before you set up its database. So you can be sure there is nothing scary on the computer to start with.I've tried doing this by a rather crude and direct method

for i in `cat /home/lugo/listOfInstalled.txt`; do apt-get install --reinstall --yes "$i"; done


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General :: Yum Update For The Whole System First, Then Reinstall The Packages Right?

Jan 13, 2010

In my company's production server, there are already mysql, php and httpd packages installed and running. Configurations are already made to the httpd.conf and my.cnf files.

Now I have to upgrade the packages to the latest version. I have to perform a yum update for the whole system first, then reinstall the packages right?

Will this affect the changes made to the configuration files? If yes, how do I upgrade so that the changes are not affected?

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Fedora :: Reinstalling The Nvidia Driver

Feb 9, 2010

I've installed the nvidia driver from nvidia website. I don't want to mess up my system So my question is how can I uninstall this nvidia driver? (I want to install the one from youm repo)

And my second question - when I'll be installing my nvidia drivers from repo, this is the best way to go: [URL]

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Fedora :: Uninstalling And Reinstalling From The F14 Dvd And Repos?

May 4, 2011

Somehow I've managed to break evolution, since it no longer does email, I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling from the fedora 14 dvd and repos. attached is a screenshot to show you what it currently looks like

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Fedora :: Switch From X86 To X86_64 Without Reinstalling?

Feb 25, 2009

i just installed fedora 9, but realized that i had installed the x86 version (it came on a dvd in linux format magazine). i didn't know that the "only-3gb-of-ram-for-x86" applied to linux, as my previous machines i used it on had under 3gb anyway. so anyway, is there a way to switch to the x86_64 version without downloading and reinstalling it? kinda like ubuntu's distro upgrade (not sure if other distros have it?)

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Ubuntu :: Reinstall System / Other Option For Selling Laptop?

Jul 30, 2010

I am sell my ibook g4 with ubuntu and I was wondering if I should reinstall or maybe
their could be another option for identity security..

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Ubuntu :: File System Damage Repair Or Reinstall?

Dec 11, 2010

I booted up Ubuntu after a couple weeks of downtime. I think it had just installed updates before I shut it down. It seemed fine. I started updating it, then it started giving me a bunch of errors about the root file system being mounted read only, so I had to reboot. I've heard that it does that if the file system is corrupted or there is a hard disk failure. When I rebooted, it kernel panicked on all but the oldest kernel which did a fsck and rebooted. Then I was able to get back in, but most of my panel applets are gone and cannot be restored, it fails to start x at boot with no errors and I have to start it myself from the command line, it is unable to do updates, samba is gone, whenever I update-grub to add Gentoo to the list, it doesn't stay there and the computer is really slow. I have backed up my home folder to another partition. Do you think I will be able to repair it at all or should I just reinstall?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Reinstall System Entirely Using Command Line?

Mar 10, 2011

My computer is a netbook with no optical drive. I had a friend bring over an external CD drive to burn the live CD, but I don't have that now. Since then, I've messed up my install beyond easy repair, so I was wondering if there was a simple (or perhaps not so simple) command that would reinstall every package from the software repositories (I do have access to the Internet, just no GUI). I'm talking about a clean install here.

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