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Old 03-15-2010, 07:09 AM   #1
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Dual Boot Issue

Hey guys, this is my first time posting on these forums and I come to you guys as my last resort.

A few months ago I unstalled Ubuntu on my PC and was dual booting it and Vista. It worked great, love ubuntu. However I did have to run windows for some things so Dual booting was a perfect set up. However, recently my windows messed up and I had to reinstall it. Now when I start my computer I don't have the option to boot Ubuntu and I can only run vista. My hard drive is still partitioned so I'm pretty sure Ubuntu is still there, just unaccessable.

Do you guys(or girls) have any ideas on how I can boot Ubuntu without having to reinstall?

Thanks so much for your time and help.
Old 03-15-2010, 07:20 AM   #2
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Hope you kept the install disk: you need to reinstall grub2. (Assuming Ubuntu 9.10)

Basically, Vista overwrote your master boot record with its own bootloader.


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