Re-installing GRUB / Windows

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at
Sun Mar 26 06:21:21 UTC 2006

Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like/need to re-install Windows on my machine, but it will I
> think make the GRUB menu disappear, so I won't be able to start Ubuntu
> afterward :-/
> I have two hard drives, machines boots on hda where there is WindowsXP
> (FAT32 filesystem), and Breezy.
> The other drive, hdc, has Dapper installed on it.
> GRUB is on hda of course as that's where the machine boots, and it uses
> Dapper's menu.lst.
> What I have: Dapper Flight5 install CD, and Breezy CD (live and
> install).
> The only idea I can come up with, is to boot on the Dapper Install CD,
> cancel the install so as to get to the installer menu, and select
> "install GRUB".
> This way I am hoping it will not overwrite/damage the existing
> installation, and will just re-install GRUB.
> Would this work ? If not, what would be the next easiest way to
> re-install GRUB ?
> Thanks much in advance for rescuing me ;-)
> I think it's such a typical use case, there might as well be an option
> just for it in the main menu when you boot the CD ! ;-)
> --
> Vince
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