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Old 04-15-2006, 11:55 AM   #1
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Unhappy Grub MBR messup


hello i have installed windows xp on one of my hard drives which is set to master and kubuntu to my other drive which was slave. when i installed kubuntu i choose to install it on the slave drive and when i got to installing grub i choose to install it on the MBR which i though would be the MBR on the slave drive. i believe it install its self on the windows drive so how can i rewrite the windows drive to have a windows BR and then install grub on my slave linux drive? thanks
 
Old 04-15-2006, 12:17 PM   #2
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Is doing a dual boot out of the question? If so, just disable the drive in your BIOS when installing Linux. But you will have to switch the bios back and forth everytime you want to boot into a different OS.
 
Old 04-15-2006, 12:33 PM   #3
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i want to have a dual boot setup between two drives but i would like grub to be installed on the slave linux drive so that if i wanted to remove my linux drive i could still boot windows xp.
 
Old 04-15-2006, 01:18 PM   #4
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badgerbox76,

Your idea won't work because you must make one boot loader to boot the two systems and Grub is 10 times easier than Windows NTLDR.

The Grub and Windows MBR can be restored as often as you want so no need to worry about losing any or both of them. Methods of restoring them are described in Task B section of the last link in my signature.

oneling02,

Switching the bios to select from two systems to boot is a pretty old school. Have a look at the 2nd link of my signature and move with time.

Last edited by saikee; 04-15-2006 at 01:20 PM.
 
Old 04-15-2006, 01:49 PM   #5
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One more possibility: GAG boot loader.
 
Old 04-15-2006, 05:26 PM   #6
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Restoring the windows MBR is as simple as putting in a 98 boot disk and running the fdisk /fixmbr (I believe that is the right command :-o).
 
  


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