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Old 01-07-2011, 02:57 PM   #1
issacnewton
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Newly Installed Win XP hides my debian


Hi

I had created 4 partitions of my 320 gb harddrive.
First 40 gb was reserved for xp , next 4 gb was swap partition , next 20 gb was linux main partition, and after it there is free space. I first installed linux on 3rd partition. I later installed win xp on the first partition. My laptop directly boots in xp . I don't see Debian listed even after pressing F8.

How do I re-access debian linux ?
 
Old 01-07-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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windows is not that friendly with boot managers and doesn not recognise linux .

anyways , booting from a live cd of any distro and reinstalling grub from there (grub 1 or 2 ) would solve the situation .

THIS is for grub 1 from a ubuntu live cd.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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thanks. I will try it.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 08:09 PM   #4
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Hi.
Please mark the thread as solved (you can find it in thread tools ) if you feel this issue was solved.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 09:45 PM   #5
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I would recommend anyone who stuck with Grub to follow this article.
 
  


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