dual boot Kubuntu 8.04/xp pro sp3(repair)

ray burke rayburke30 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 05:20:05 UTC 2009


On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Goh Lip<g.lip at gmx.com> wrote:
> ray burke wrote:
>> On 7/15/09, Goh Lip <g.lip at gmx.com> wrote:
>>> John Pierce wrote:
>>>
>>>  > # Boot your computer up with Ubuntu CD
>>>  > # Open a terminal window or switch to a tty.
>>>  > #
>>>  >
>>>  > Go SuperUser (that is, type "sudo -s"). Enter root passwords as necessary.
>>>  > # Type "grub"
>>>  > # Type "find /boot/grub/stage1". You'll get a response like "(hd0,1)".
>>>  > Use whatever your computer spits out for the following lines.
>>>  > # Type "root (hd0,1)", or whatever your hard disk + boot partition
>>>  > numbers are for Ubuntu.
>>>  > # Type "setup (hd0)", to install GRUB to MBR, or "setup (hd0,1)" or
>>>  > whatever your hard disk + partition nr is, to install GRUB to a
>>>  > partition.
>>>  > # Quit grub by typing "quit".
>>>  > # Reboot and remove the bootable CD.
>>>  >
>>>
>>>
>>> I might add, after all this is done, boot to ubuntu and at linux shell,
>>>  ie. at terminal type
>>>
>>>  sudo update-grub
>>>
>>>
>>>  This makes sure you get to boot into your 'repaired' xp.
>
>> goh lip,
>>
>> Thanks for that the only thing is that I am not sure if I repair my
>> dual boot xp pro that the
>> grub gets corrupted as been told by word of mouth id does, also can I
>> use the Kubuntu
>> 8.04 cd rom?
>>
>> ray
>>
> Ray, if you don't touch the ubuntu partition, and you won't if you just
> repair the xp, the grub in the ubuntu will not be affected.
>
> But yes, the grub that replaced the mbr in the first sector will be
> cleaned out when you repair the xp. So that's why John Pierce's
> instructions come in. It will bring back the grub from the ubuntu
> partition and set it up in the first sector and replace the mbr. Just
> follow his instructions. It is good.
>
> regards,
> goh lip
>
>
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goh lip,

thanks I think I got it, I am still unsure as a newbie at this, so if
I have lost my Grub
will give it a go

thanks ray




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