GRUB disappeared?

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GRUB disappeared?

Postby Button_Masher » Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:51 am

Hello all!

So I installed Mint on a my machine with Win2K. Everything went perfect and I love Bianca. But when I went to boot back into Windows, I got a blue screen error. I didn't have anything worth saving in 2K, so I just decided to upgrade to XP.

Now XP is working fine, but when I start the computer it boots directly to XP. The GRUB screen asking me to choose my OS is gone. How would I get that back? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby Boo » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:00 am

yes windows installs always wright over the MBR.

easyest: so you can reinstall mint and xp will work (i've had problems with W2k booting aswell).

OR: from

1. Pop in the Live CD, boot from it until you reach the desktop.
2. Open a terminal window or switch to a tty.
3. Type "grub"
4. Type "root (hd0,6)", or whatever your harddisk + boot partition numbers are (my /boot is at /dev/sda7, which translates to hd0,6 for grub).
5. Type "setup (hd0)", ot whatever your harddisk nr is.
6. Quit grub by typing "quit".
7. Reboot.

Now where was i going? Oh yes, crazy!

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