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Old 07-01-2009, 11:57 AM   #1
harshit99
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Unhappy why is linux not being booted?


hiii... i formated my windows recently.. i was using windows and ubuntu linux ... both having different partitions. i formatted my windows drive and re-installed it.. now i dnt get any option while i boot to use my linux... and neither my memory provided to linux had been freed.. what shud i do to get my linux back???

i also tried standalone bootloader but it didnt work!
 
Old 07-01-2009, 12:04 PM   #2
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hiii... i formated my windows recently.. i was using windows and ubuntu linux ... both having different partitions. i formatted my windows drive and re-installed it.. now i dnt get any option while i boot to use my linux... and neither my memory provided to linux had been freed.. what shud i do to get my linux back???

i also tried standalone bootloader but it didnt work!
Been asked and answered a zillion times on LQ. It is possible to fix this but installing Windows over a running linux OS is asking for trouble. The opposite (installing linux over windows) is not.

Just do a quick search on this site and you'll see how to fix it.
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 07-01-2009, 05:24 PM   #3
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

You could use your install cd to recover the Linux as long as you did not format the partition. If you re-installed M$ and did not use the whole drive but just the original M$ partition then it is possible to recover.

As was suggested do a LQ search as this has been covered and your problem is not unique.
 
  


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