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DaComboMan 06-08-2018 06:45 PM

How to protect Linux on dual boot from Win 10 upgrades on SSD?
 
The other week, a Windows 10 upgrade botched both Windows and a Linux distro.

MXLinux 17 has a boot repair app that could be used to repair MBR etc. for such scenarios but i prefer working with Solus Budgie. Could this app. be used there too?

Open to other solutions, but hopefully not too complicated for a non-geek like me.

Keruskerfuerst 06-08-2018 11:09 PM

Use the boot media of the linux distro to boot into Linux.
Then reinstall Grub:

grub install /dev/sdaX

syg00 06-08-2018 11:23 PM

The boot repair tool is available primarliy for Ubuntu/Debian derived distros.
A simple search found this for Solus.

DaComboMan 06-09-2018 05:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keruskerfuerst (Post 5865299)
Use the boot media of the linux distro to boot into Linux.
Then reinstall Grub:

grub install /dev/sdaX

Just type in terminal "grub install /dev/sdaX" sounds simple enough for me!

Keruskerfuerst 06-10-2018 04:47 PM

You can also check the boot sequence in the UEFI Bios of your computer.

verybinary 06-13-2018 01:01 PM

Ive disabled my windows update service. It hasn't tried to break my computer since.

jefro 06-13-2018 03:46 PM

Unfortunately you start running a risk without updates.

If one is lucky they can install a single OS on a dedicated drive and place loader on each to help avoid all of this.


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