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Re: My Linux partitions are lost.





Giandomenico De Tullio wrote:

On 11/05/2004 08:58:18, Vikas Bhasin britishairways com wrote:

Hi All,

I had Linux FC1 and Windows XP home edition on my Dell inspiron 8500.
For
some reason, i had to reinstall XP and as a result the GRUB loader  was

overwritten. I knew GRUB can be reinstalled easily, so didn't worry
about
it.

[.... snip ....]

Is there any way by which i can preserve my previous Linux
installation
and get the GRUB in MBR. Or do I have to reinstall Linux?


hmmm, what about installing grub into SuperBlock of "boot partition" ?
and add linux "boot" partition to XP bootmanager ?

Dual booting with XP amd Linux has been discussed here in the recent past, check the archives.
Also, a quick search on google gives a lot of results and many pointers.

There are actually 2 ways to control the boot. Use the ntldr from XP and do not install grub to the mbr but to the boot sector of the boot partition OR use grub on the mbr.




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