Rescatux is a GNU/Linux rescue cd (and eventually also Windows) but it is not like other rescue disks. Rescatux comes with Rescapp. Rescapp is a nice wizard that will guide you through your rescue tasks.
Initial common steps for every option
- Burn the Rescatux ISO in a cdrom
- Make your PC boot from the cdrom
- At Debian Live Boot screen just press ENTER
Recover Grub option
- Select Restore grub / Fix Linux Boot option and click on OK button
- Select the partition where your main Linux is and click on OK button
- Select the hard disk where you want Grub to be installed (usually the first one)
- Grub was installed OK confirmation / Grub was not installed error will appear
Final common steps for every option
- Look for System -> Shutdown in the top tray in order to halt your machine
Rescatux Development Wiki
Rescatux is a GNU/Linux live distribution that includes a graphical wizard for rescuing broken GNU/Linux installations. Among many other options you can restore your grub whenever you have reinstalled Windows.
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- Environment: Curses, X11 Applications
- Intended Audience: Education, End Users/Desktop, System Administrators
- License: GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPLv3)
- Natural Language: English
- Operating System: Windows XP, Linux, SunOS/Solaris
- Programming Language: C, Perl, Unix Shell
- Topic: Installation/Setup, Software Distribution, Systems Administration
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On 01/26/2010 02:42 AM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Is there some LiveCD that will install Grub to the MBR of the
> harddrive of my choice, and automatically configure the relevant
> menu.lst for the different kernels that each OS has?
Dotan, if we are talking only of grub-legacy not grub2, then at grub
prompt do a 'root' and 'setup' like
But watch out for mapping if harddrive is not the master drive
Also you would need to update-grub first for that (hd,x). You cannot do
that at grub-prompt.
Reminder, grub legacy will not detect ext4 and grub2 config files. So if
you have an OS on grub2 or ext4, it's best to go with grub2 and set that
> I have found SuperGrub but in addition to being unmaintained, it does
> not automatically configure menu.lst. It seems that SuperGrub will
> only restore a previous grub, it will not help install a new Grub
> setup. Furthermore, SuperGrub does not support Grub2.
SuperGrub is being maintained and I think they've come up with a version
that uses grub2. It is grub-legacy that is not being maintained. But I
do not use SuperGrub, so I am not sure if it is more useful now. I find
the blank grub-legacy cd and now the blank grub2 cd more than adequate.
Strongly recommend you make a grub2 cd by 'grub-mkrescue'. It will boot
up any OS in your computer, whether or not you've a functioning menu.lst
or grub.cfg or a corrupted windows mbr.
regards - goh lip
- Rescatux Research Links...
- Grub-install script - Rescatux
- Rescatux display - Google Search
- BerliOS Developer: Project Summary - Rescatux
- Super Grub Disk Homepage
- [all variants] Rescatux 0.01 PRE-ALPHA released (Grub rescue disk) Please test [Archive] - Ubuntu Forums
- Re: Grub disk: something automatic? - msg#02704 - ubuntu-users