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Old 02-13-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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Dual booting problems

Hi all. I want to first thank anyone who takes the time to offer their knowledge to help me further mine. I honestly do appreciate. Now, on to my newb problem...

I bought a book that came with an Unbuntu 6.10 DVD. I loaded it, used Gparted to setup the partition to allow a dual boot (with xp as my other OS). At first everything went fine, it would load up with the GRUB asking me what OS I wanted to boot up, and everything was cool. Well, I had to take the computer apart (for other reasons irrelevant), and when I put it back together, I had a few problems with hardware. So, after getting the hardware issues resolved (still working XP side of things), I had to reload my XP OS. When I reloaded (not using any other partition, other than the one it used to be on), I found out that now GRUB won't even run asking me which OS I want to boot up. Im not sure what happened, but when I look at my hard drive properties I see that the amount of memory I used for the partition (ubuntu) is no longer there (which is what I expect). Has anyone else ever experienced this, and if so, do you know how to resolve this problem? Thank you in advance I appreciate all the help given!

Old 02-13-2008, 04:40 PM   #2
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When you install XP, it overwrites your MBR (Master Boot Record), which contains grub. Full instructions to repair are here:
Old 02-13-2008, 04:44 PM   #3
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I didn't know that. Always good to learn something new! Thanks, youre a hero! Take care!


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