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Windows 7: Reinstalling GRUB Menu

17 Dec 2009   #1
TGSoldier

 
 
Reinstalling GRUB Menu

This is not the right section, or the right forum, but i feel so at home here I decided to post my question.

Had a problem with Windows XP boot. Fixed that. After fixing that, the GRUB menu does not show up again to prompt either Linux or Windows. It goes straight to windows.

I have very little knowledge of Linux. All I have is a knoppix cd and I need to get this menu reinstalled.

Step by step assistance would be appreciated. Thanks

Edit: Prob have some Redhat cd's around the office here somewhere >.>


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17 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I do not know much about Linux, but do know if there is a startup repair you can run, like the Windows one? Lame reply, I know, but you never know.
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17 Dec 2009   #3
TGSoldier

 
 

Maybe somewhere in Linux >.>
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17 Dec 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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17 Dec 2009   #5
TGSoldier

 
 

I followed those steps prior to posting.. But.. I think I'm doing something wrong..

xD
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17 Dec 2009   #6
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
I followed those steps prior to posting.. But.. I think I'm doing something wrong..

xD
TG, I have not used Knoppix but the other flavors of Linux I have used will allow me to use the install CD. You do not want to do a complete install, but you should be allowed to do a repair or custom. Usually the Grub install is at or near the end of the process so you just skip the other stuff and go to "Install Grub".

Question: if XP overwrote Grub, won't installing Grub again overwrite the XP boot loader? If that is what you want, OK. But you can also add your Linux to the XP boot menu and use it instead of the Grub boot menu?

Cheers!
Robert
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17 Dec 2009   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
I followed those steps prior to posting.. But.. I think I'm doing something wrong..

xD
TG, I have not used Knoppix but the other flavors of Linux I have used will allow me to use the install CD. You do not want to do a complete install, but you should be allowed to do a repair or custom. Usually the Grub install is at or near the end of the process so you just skip the other stuff and go to "Install Grub".

Question: if XP overwrote Grub, won't installing Grub again overwrite the XP boot loader? If that is what you want, OK. But you can also add your Linux to the XP boot menu and use it instead of the Grub boot menu?

Cheers!
Robert
I wouldn't think that installing GRUB would overwrite the boot loader. MBR, definitely.
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17 Dec 2009   #8
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
I followed those steps prior to posting.. But.. I think I'm doing something wrong..

xD
TG, I have not used Knoppix but the other flavors of Linux I have used will allow me to use the install CD. You do not want to do a complete install, but you should be allowed to do a repair or custom. Usually the Grub install is at or near the end of the process so you just skip the other stuff and go to "Install Grub".

Question: if XP overwrote Grub, won't installing Grub again overwrite the XP boot loader? If that is what you want, OK. But you can also add your Linux to the XP boot menu and use it instead of the Grub boot menu?

Cheers!
Robert
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!
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17 Dec 2009   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

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17 Dec 2009   #10
jeffc

Win7(x64)
 
 

Here's a pretty quick writeup on how to install GRUB. It should help.
Grub Reinstallation Linux Lingo
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