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Old 11-25-2004, 06:18 AM   #1
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Re-Installing WinDoze, Will it kill GRUB?

Hi, very simple question,
I've got the (probably) usual set-up, dual booting XP and Linux (Mandrake 10.0). I need XP for games. The Windows install I've got running now is really buggy and probably virus ridden, so I'm going to just re-install it.
Just wanted to know if this will mess with GRUB. I'm assuming if i install on the same partition Win is on now I'll be OK, it'll just recognise it as the same install of XP, is this right?
Old 11-25-2004, 06:28 AM   #2
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windows being single-minded as it is will kill grub off,just use a boot floppy/disk to get into MDK and re-install grub afterwards.
Old 11-25-2004, 07:05 AM   #3
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Piece of advice: Make a bootdisk for your Linux install before you attempt to reinstall Windows, because Windows setup will most definately rewrite the MBR, thus wiping out GRUB and leaving your Linux install in the dark and inaccessible without a bootdisk.


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