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Old 06-08-2018, 06:45 PM   #1
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Question 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.
 
Old 06-08-2018, 11:09 PM   #2
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Use the boot media of the linux distro to boot into Linux.
Then reinstall Grub:

grub install /dev/sdaX
 
Old 06-08-2018, 11:23 PM   #3
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The boot repair tool is available primarliy for Ubuntu/Debian derived distros.
A simple search found this for Solus.
 
Old 06-09-2018, 05:23 AM   #4
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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!
 
Old 06-10-2018, 04:47 PM   #5
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You can also check the boot sequence in the UEFI Bios of your computer.
 
Old 06-13-2018, 01:01 PM   #6
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Ive disabled my windows update service. It hasn't tried to break my computer since.
 
Old 06-13-2018, 03:46 PM   #7
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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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