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Re-install grub after windows installation solved

Postby carbon_unit on Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:24 pm

Good old XP is borked and I am going to have to reinstall. Is there a way to backup grub and reinstall it after I redo XP?
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Re: Re-install grub after windows installation

Postby Husse on Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:17 am

Good old XP
??? :lol:
Just install XP and let it destroy (part of) grub
Then boot the live CD and follow the advice here
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... _your_grub
I've done this from the live cd more than once
//Edit/hehe someone got here before me while I was still writing/husse/
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Re: Re-install grub after windows installation

Postby carbon_unit on Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:56 pm

Awesome! Thanks guys!!
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Re: Re-install grub after windows installation

Postby carbon_unit on Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:54 am

I used the super grub cd and it took 6 clicks and 30 seconds to restore grub. Quick and easy, It works well. It is only a 3 meg download.
I'm sure the CLI method with the Mint cd would have worked too.
Thanks again Guys!!
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Re: Re-install grub after windows installation solved

Postby constantine768 on Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:04 pm

Gues what guys I did the similar thing without Super Grub
I can now boot XP,Vista,Mint and SuSe all
OSL2000 simplifies everything

I can now select the boot disk for Linux and then go to GRUb of Mint from ther I can select Mint/SuSe or go to Windows OS selection menu.

I just booted from live CD of Mint once and did some "SUDO GRUB"
Then ran setup(hd0) and it was done.GRUB installed on MINT partition.

If you boot suse and then do "SUDO GRUB" and setup(hd0), it installed GRUB on SUSE partition..:)
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Re: Re-install grub after windows installation solved

Postby Husse on Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:17 am

If you boot suse and then do "SUDO GRUB" and setup(hd0), it installed GRUB on SUSE partition..

Yes - this is because you don't really install grub when you do that, it's just a change in MBR so it points to the /boot of that installation
hd0 is the same for all...
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