[ubuntu-uk] Repairing a dualboot Ubuntu-XP system

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 24 13:11:33 UTC 2011


On 24 December 2011 12:10, David Smith <Dave at p3computers.com> wrote:
> I have supplied a second hand PC to a friend, dual booting XP and Ubuntu 10.10 from one HD.  Somehow, he's made a mess of his XP and I need to do either a repair-over-the-top install or a full XP wipe and reload.  Since it is the XP registry file that is corrupted, I suspect that I would need to do a full W&R.
>
> If I do the above, it would (I think) replace the GRUB boot/MBR  with XP's loader.  My question is, could I then boot off a live CD and "sudo grub update" to reinstall and rebuild GRUB as easy as that??  Or is it more involved?  It's a big enough pain that XP is borked.

See
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows

Colin



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