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Old 04-25-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Getting grub to work with XP

I installed Windows on my hd today, to a separate partition. But the Windows bootloader is taking precedence over grub. Does anybody know what to do? I can't boot back into Linux now...

If there's already a thread for this, please link me.

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Old 04-25-2009, 08:21 PM   #2
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It's almost as if Microsoft didn't want people to have other operating systems on their computers....

It's pretty easy to re-install grub if you have a live disk lying around. Some instructions here (just ignore the last paragraph).
Old 04-25-2009, 08:52 PM   #3
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Rep: Reputation: 0 there a way I could use a liveCD of a Linux distro to do that? Because I don't have a GRUB install CD, but I have several distros on hand.
Old 04-25-2009, 09:06 PM   #4
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is there a way I could use a liveCD of a Linux distro to do that? Because I don't have a GRUB install CD, but I have several distros on hand.
Yes, after the CD load Grub press c to enter command line. This will show you grub prompt
GNU GRUB  version 0.97  (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)

 [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.  For the first word, TAB
   lists possible command completions.  Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
   completions of a device/filename. ]

You just need the one with Grub bootloader, since some CDs use others such as Slax with syslinux.

You can also press Tab after each ( on the grub prompt. Grub will automatically suggest detected partition(s).

Old 04-26-2009, 11:23 PM   #5
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install grub after booting from the live cd of distro.
Old 05-25-2009, 10:29 AM   #6
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Try 'supergrub' as a CD and then install it on the hardrive.



grub, windows, xp

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