MBR screws everything up, doesn't it?

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selman555
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MBR screws everything up, doesn't it?

Post by selman555 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:25 am

Hi,

I'm in deep trouble...
I have a dualboot setup between win7 and linux mint.
I'm still going to school, so our teacher told us to install windows server 2008 r2 on a new partition.
I know this will automatically screw up my bootloader, and i'm not experienced enough with linux terminal.
Is there a way I can restore grub (including the server) in a way that linux mint 11 saves me from microsoft crap at startup?

Greetings from Belgium :)

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Re: MBR screws everything up, doesn't it?

Post by kc1di » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:08 am

Sorry running late so here is a thread that should help you:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=89393
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: MBR screws everything up, doesn't it?

Post by lmintnewb » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:58 am

Section 12 of this.

Thought of summin, you may have bigger headaches in store than reinstalling grub2. Not sure, but win 2008blahblah, may need to be installed on a primary partition. Just something to check out or keep in mind. Depends on how your hdd is partitioned now, if it does need one, should be a way to work another primary in there somewhere. Hopefully someone more savvy can post and clarify for ya. Either that, or you're stuck googling. Just saying usually win7 comes with a couple partitions, then oem's like setting up recovery partitions on people's hdd's. You likely installed Mint in an extended partition ( which is a primary itself.) Ya only get 4 or less ... total. On one hdd.

Might go ahead and open terminal ... type and post the output.

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sudo fdisk -l
And nope, imo mbr doesn't mess everything up ... M$ does. Just gotta work around them and all their vast craptasticness. :D

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