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Old 05-30-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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Grub and Windows 7


Hello. I accidentally removed the Windows 7 Bootloader when I installed Archlinux. My setup is:
/dev/sda This had the Bootloader. Now has Grub and Archlinux
/dev/sdb This has my Windows 7 installation.

Now, I'm wondering what options I need to add to menu.lst to be able to boot my Windows 7 install.

Thanks!

(Sorry if Windows related questions aren't allowed here. Just lemme know.)

I should probably add some additional information. Right now my Windows option in Grub looks like:

title Windows
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

Selecting this gives me BOOTMGR is missing.

Last edited by Caram; 05-30-2010 at 09:00 PM. Reason: Additional information.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 07:50 PM   #2
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Probably the wrong partition - recovery/vendor maybe. Let's see this from a root terminal "fdisk -l".
Win7 chainloads fine from grub - I lost hibernation (for Win7) though.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 08:04 PM   #3
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Probably the wrong partition - recovery/vendor maybe. Let's see this from a root terminal "fdisk -l".
Win7 chainloads fine from grub - I lost hibernation (for Win7) though.
Here you go.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 08:29 PM   #4
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/dev/sda This had the Bootloader. Now has Grub and Archlinux
By "Bootloader" do you mean the windows bootloader? If so, I would disable /dev/sda (either in the BIOS or by physically detaching the cable) and use your windows install disk to reinstall the (windows) bootloader to /dev/sdb. Powerdown, re-enable /dev/sda and your grub chainloader entry (as it is now) should allow you to boot into windows again.

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Old 05-30-2010, 08:35 PM   #5
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By "Bootloader" do you mean the windows bootloader? If so, I would disable /dev/sda (either in the BIOS or by physically detaching the cable) and use your windows install disk to reinstall the (windows) bootloader to /dev/sdb. Powerdown, re-enable /dev/sda and your grub chainloader entry (as it is now) should allow you to boot into windows again.
Great, thanks. Will give it a go.

Super appreciated.
 
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Let's see the menu.lst as well in that case (referring to the listing in post #3). And from the grub boot menu, get into command mode and let's see the output from
Code:
geometry (hd0)
geometry (hd1)

Last edited by syg00; 05-30-2010 at 08:47 PM. Reason: added reference comment.
 
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:59 PM   #7
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By "Bootloader" do you mean the windows bootloader? If so, I would disable /dev/sda (either in the BIOS or by physically detaching the cable) and use your windows install disk to reinstall the (windows) bootloader to /dev/sdb. Powerdown, re-enable /dev/sda and your grub chainloader entry (as it is now) should allow you to boot into windows again.
Awesome, absolutely brilliant. Did the trick just fine.

I was so afraid I would have to reinstall.
 
  


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