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Old 02-03-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
schulte3
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Installed Windows on separate partition and now cannot boot Linux


I originally had my full hard drive as a full Ubuntu partition but I then re-sized that and installed Windows on a new partition. Now I guess the boot sector got overwritten and I don't have a choice to boot either Windows or Ubuntu. I know I have to reconfigure GRUB or another boot loader to allow the choice but I am not sure of how to go about that.

Thank you in advance for your help.
 
Old 02-03-2010, 06:57 PM   #2
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Try this...

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...tallingWindows

There are many howtos you can find through Google.

For more help here, you need to tell us which Windows and which linux, but the simplest thing you can do for all parties is first to use the Search here on LQ to see the many previous threads on the problem.
 
Old 02-03-2010, 07:12 PM   #3
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easybcd will let you boot linux from windows or use the ubuntu install cd to reinstall grub to mbr
 
Old 02-04-2010, 12:37 AM   #4
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Boot from Ubuntu live and re-install grub. Will do it.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 01:17 AM   #5
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Check this nice youtube video on 'how to reinstall grub' with the ubuntu live cd.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtBBl6HvdpM
 
Old 02-04-2010, 01:46 AM   #6
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You can follow this guide to restore GRUB in MBR:
http://phoxis.wordpress.com/2009/09/...ub-bootloader/
 
  


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