ASR killed my dual boot MBR (GRUB is gone)

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  1. bouchecl

    bouchecl Registered Member

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    Hi all!

    While I'm generally happy with TI 8.0 build 800 (better and faster than Ghost) I bought a few hours ago, it seems I've made a mistake by activating Acronis Startup Recovery Manager. It seems ASRM overwrote my MBR so it goes directly from it to my default OS (WinXP Pro), bypassing GRUB. Is there any way to rewrite my MBR so it displays my favorite bootloader and unlocks my Fedora Core 3 installation?

    Thanks

    Claude
     
  2. bouchecl

    bouchecl Registered Member

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    Re: Problem solved!

    For those who might be interested, here's how I solved my little problem:

    1) Start with the Linux Rescue Disk from your favorite distro and enter Rescue mode (some disk will let you in directly in rescue mode; but if you use your regular installation disk, you might have to type 'linux rescue')
    2) select a language and keyboard layout.
    3) Mount your / partition (usually it mounts on /mnt/sysimage)
    4) at the shell prompt, change the root of your filesystem with the command
    'chroot /mnt/sysimage'
    5) type 'grub-install'
    6) Reboot. Et voilà! GRUB reappears and ASRM disappears!

    The installer gentlyt wipes your MBR with a new one and you're all set.

    Claude
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Re: Problem solved!

    Hello Claude,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis True Image (http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/).

    Glad to hear you have solved the problem. Acronis Startup Recovery Manager does rewrite MBR. It is not a problem if you use standard Windows loader but in case you are using Linux the MBR change will become an issue.

    Thank you for your posting back with the solution. It is sure to help other people having the same problem.
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    Ilya Toytman
     
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