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valid 01-13-2013 06:40 PM

Get Mint 14 boot loader back
 
Install Mint on comp that has win7. All went well for a few months. Win7 MBR got corrupt so I reinstalled it. Comp just boots into win7 now. How do I get the boot menu back so i can pick win7 or mint? Thanks

frankbell 01-13-2013 08:21 PM

Windows wiped out your Grub. You need to reinstall Grub, then run update-grub.

This article gives a step-by-step howto:

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/245

yancek 01-13-2013 08:23 PM

Windows will overwrite the master boot record of any systems on reinstall without asking or informing you. If you were previously booting both with Grub2, you would need to reinstall Grub2. Take a look at the Linux Mint site below which explains how to do it with your Mint CD:

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/245

valid 01-13-2013 09:22 PM

Booting from the install mint cd and searching for Gparted it comes up not finding it. UPDATE: typed in GParted and it worked.

valid 01-13-2013 09:44 PM

Followed instructions and got this "grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of /cow" .
Will deal with it after work tomorrow. Thanks for all the ideas everyone.


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