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Windows 7: Reinstalling GRUB Menu

17 Dec 2009   #11
TGSoldier

 
 

http://apcmag.com/images/apcapc/howt...8906037462.jpg

I've tried this using knoppix. But nothing happens...


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17 Dec 2009   #12
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Whichever one is easier... I'm guessing it's just to edit the Boot.Ini file. But edit it with what exactly

Not sure a bout rewriting the MBR. I thought the grub was just a menu to choose between XP and Linux.

Thanks to both of you!
JK, Linux is flexible and if it is the only OS on the hard drive, it can be written into the MBR. It can also be written into the Linux partition. Since I do not know how TG's OSs are setup, I can't really give specific recommendations.

In XP, open "System Properties", Advanced, and Startup. Click "Edit" to add Linux to the boot loader. I am sure the Knoppix support web site can tell you exactly what to put in there.

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Cheers!
Robert


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17 Dec 2009   #13
jeffc

Win7(x64)
 
 

I don't believe Windows is able to see the ext file systems in Linux. So using the nt boot loader may not work.
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17 Dec 2009   #14
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeffc View Post
I don't believe Windows is able to see the ext file systems in Linux. So using the nt boot loader may not work.
I believe the important part is to point to the partition:
Reinstalling GRUB Menu-xp_boot_ini.png

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)

But further googling should confirm/deny that.

If one cannot use the XP boot loader, then Grub must be installed.


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17 Dec 2009   #15
jeffc

Win7(x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeffc View Post
I don't believe Windows is able to see the ext file systems in Linux. So using the nt boot loader may not work.
I believe the important part is to point to the partition:
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multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)

But further googling should confirm/deny that.

If one cannot use the XP boot loader, then Grub must be installed.
You are correct sir.

Dual-Boot Linux and Windows 2000/Windows XP with GRUB HOWTO
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17 Dec 2009   #16
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Heh another potential solution...

Use VMware or Virtual box and run your Linux on that. As long as you aren't needing 100% of your System capability in Linux, I've find that pretty much everything I need from Linux works 100% inthe viurtual machine. In fact the instances of getting video and audio working on first boot is far higher under virtual box than run natively in my experience. They are super fast to setup, snapshot, install 6 distros and switch between them, back them up. It's pretty freaking sweet. Speed is amazingly fast.

In short, I don't ever plan on "dual booting" linux again, it's a giant PITA in comparison.

(Ok if you really are into Linux gaming or doing something aith a specific piece of non-generic hardware then you may still have to install a native bootable partition. But for my use, development, the VMs are a ghodsend.)
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17 Dec 2009   #17
gregrocker

 

GRUB needs to be removed before Windows is intalled, then reinstalled afterwards.

Good luck with that.
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18 Dec 2009   #18
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

My laptop dual-boots WindowsXp and Ubuntu 8.04 using Windows bootloader. It's not that difficult to do.


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18 Dec 2009   #19
TGSoldier

 
 

I really am still stuck with this.... sigh.

XP was isntalled first. Then linux.

XP got messed up and was repaired. The grub menu no longer shows up.

I've been trying things i've seen online

sudo grub to get to the grub menu so I can..


/find /boot/grub/stage1

and

steup (hd0)

etc. So linux is on the 2nd partition but I am making no progress what so ever....
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18 Dec 2009   #20
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
I really am still stuck with this.... sigh.
XP was isntalled first. Then linux.
XP got messed up and was repaired. The grub menu no longer shows up.
I've been trying things i've seen online
sudo grub to get to the grub menu so I can..
/find /boot/grub/stage1
and
steup (hd0)
etc. So linux is on the 2nd partition but I am making no progress what so ever....
TG; you are using XP, right? Can you follow my earlier post to open the boot ini file? Can you use paint to crop a screen shot of boot.ini and attach it to a post? If you haven't done this before, let us know so we can show you how?

Cheers!
Robert
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