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Old 09-24-2007, 01:52 AM   #1
matrix13
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installing GRUB boot loader


I am using a dual boot system with Windows XP and Debian Etch.
Recently my Windows crashed. And I reinstalled it.

Now I can access only Windows. Linux is still there. But I dont have a boot loader.
Can I install the GRUB boot loader only to access my XP and Debian?
If yes, how can I do it...

Thank you
 
Old 09-24-2007, 02:03 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by matrix13 View Post
I am using a dual boot system with Windows XP and Debian Etch.
Recently my Windows crashed. And I reinstalled it.

Now I can access only Windows. Linux is still there. But I dont have a boot loader.
Can I install the GRUB boot loader only to access my XP and Debian?
If yes, how can I do it...

Thank you

hi
shailesh here

yes u can get this, u have floppy drive in machine..?
while installing linux at last it is asking for floppy.
u can make a bootable floppy.
whenever ur windows crash and u reinstall the windows, it overwrites the nt boot loader over linux.

then put the bootable floppy and restart the machine.

now u will see both os.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 05:49 AM   #3
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I am using a dual boot system with Windows XP and Debian Etch.
Recently my Windows crashed. And I reinstalled it.

Now I can access only Windows. Linux is still there. But I dont have a boot loader.
Can I install the GRUB boot loader only to access my XP and Debian?
If yes, how can I do it...

Thank you
Maybe you need reinstall the GRUB. To do that, u need a bootable Linux CD with a GRUB.

Or install "GRUB for Windows", and then modify "menu.lst" to get into your
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