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Recovering Ubuntu After Installing Windows

Using the Ubuntu Desktop/Live CD Quick Start This option will use the Desktop/Live CD to install Grub into your MBR (Master Boot Record). This option will overwrite your Windows Boot Loader. It is OK to do this, in fact that is the goal of this how to (in order to boot Ubuntu) B) 1. Boot the Desktop/Live CD. (Use Ubuntu 8.04 or later) 2. Open a terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) 3. Start grub as root with the following command : * sudo grub 4. You will get a grub prompt (see below) which we will use to find the root partition and install grub to the MBR (hd0) * [ 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. ] grub> Type the following and press enter: find /boot/grub/stage1 If you get “Error 15: File not found”, try the following: find /grub/stage1 Using this information, set the root device (fill in X,Y with whatever the find command returned): grub> root (hdX,Y) Install Grub: grub> setup (hd0) Exit Grub: grub> quit 5. Reboot (to hard drive). Grub should be installed and both Ubuntu and Windows should have been automatically detected. 6. If, after installing grub, Windows will not boot you may need to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst (That is a small “L” and not the number 1 in menu.lst) * Open a terminal and enter : gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst Or, in Kubuntu: kdesu kate /boot/grub/menu.lst Your Windows stanza should look something like this : title Windows XP/Vista # You can use any title you wish, this will appear on your grub boot menu rootnoverify (hd0,0) #(hd0,0) will be most common, you may need to adjust accordingly makeactive chainloader +1


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