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Old 12-25-2004, 01:13 AM   #1
baber_abbasi
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Linux Option disappears from start menu


Hello,

I have WIN XP already installed. I have installed Linux later and it was working perfect and also it reserved 20GB of my hard drive from total of 80GB. From start menu while PC boots, I can choose either WIN XP or LINUX .

Later I installed WIN 2003 SERVER and after such installation I noticed the option to select Operating Systems don't display the "Linux" option to load. It has currently only two options i.e

WIN XP
WIN SERVER 2003

while earlier it was showing;

WIN XP
LINUX

From WIN XP or WIN 2003 SERVER environment, I can see 20GB of my hard drive is still reserved as it shows 60GB from total of 80GB and I think its only the option of Linux from start menu disappears and I need to know how to get it back to work.

Can any body help me in this matter? Thankx in advance.

Best regards,

Baber
 
Old 12-25-2004, 03:29 AM   #2
bulliver
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Windows doesn't like sharing a computer with other operating systems, so it overwrites the MBR when you install it. You are going to have to reinstall your bootloader.

How to go about doing this is dependant on which loader you used (grub or lilo) and which distro you use. Until you tell us this we cannot help further.
 
  


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