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Old 01-07-2007, 01:49 PM   #1
bender324
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Windows Boot screen vs. Grub


Hello,
I was running a dual boot Debian/XP with the XP and Debian on separate hard drives and using GRUB to control what I boot into. I had to re-install XP (<sarcasm>"no, really? Windows?" "Yeah, believe it or not" </sarcasm>), and now Windows controls the booting and automatically goes directly to XP, making my Debian OS & data inaccessible. I have little to no knowledge of how bootloaders work so I'm at a loss for knowing where to start looking to correct this - any advice? Thanks in advance!
 
Old 01-07-2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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Task B4 or B5 of the last link in my signature refers.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 04:00 PM   #3
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Thank you, that was very helpful. I used method B4 (Grub prompt) with a Live disk (Knoppix, specifically). I was getting an error (parsing number) when trying to enter the root (hd0,3) command, but then switched to superuser and it went through (very quickly). Excellent instructions. Also, hats off for your explanations in the instructions, so that I learn what I'm doing vs. just plugging in some shell commands.

Thanks again!
 
Old 01-07-2007, 04:33 PM   #4
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Glad you have it sorted.

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