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Old 12-12-2008, 05:42 PM   #1
ataindum
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Question Dual booting system (Linux and windows vista)


Merry Cristmas and Happy New Year to you and your entire family. I wish to seek for an advice on how to go about booting my computer with both Linux and Windows. I formerly had windows installed in drive C while Linux was installed in drive D. I just formatted drive C alone with windows vista; and on booting, I could not see the dual boot option of booting either from ubuntu or windows. But I still see the other files saved in drive D after the formatting of drive C very ok and active. Should you tell me what to do, I shall be very grateful.
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Edwin
 
Old 12-12-2008, 06:54 PM   #2
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Windows overwrote your GRUB install on the MBR of your hard drive. You simply need to rebuild grub. Some distros' install CDs come with a grub-rebuild function, which would be the easiest way to solve this. That said, doing it by hand is not that hard.

http://h8ersclub.com/fix-grub-after-...all-pclinuxos/

there are also many threads here on LQ about rebuilding grub. Essentially, you boot from a live CD (like Knoppix or Ubuntu), then, in a terminal, run "grub" then set the root & run setup, so... something like:

Code:
%> grub
grub> root(hd0,1)
grub> setup(hd0)
grub> exit
%> reboot
of course, you'll need to be sure the numbers are correct (i.e. hd0 or hd1 or hd2, etc). The link above has a good explanation.
 
  


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