Window/ubuntu crash

Markus Hitter mah at
Mon Dec 29 11:07:27 UTC 2008

Am 29.12.2008 um 11:38 schrieb Gilles Gravier:

> Markus Hitter wrote:
>> Am 29.12.2008 um 02:36 schrieb elmo:
>>> Windows should be installed and working before installing a Linux.
>> Excuse me? It's perfectly fine to install Linux on a fresh, blank
>> hard disk.
> Actually, if you PLAN for a DUAL-BOOT system, install Windows FIRST...
> Because if you install Windows AFTER Linux, the Windows installer will
> wipe the MBR and you will have to re-write an MBR... it's a hassle.

Yes, that's true. Perhaps I was slightly shocked to see an opinion  
suggesting Linux wouldn't work without Windows. As many people live  
in a very Windows-centric world, ... well, you know.

Anyways, I think it's easier to restore the Grub rarther than  
reinstalling Linux entirely in case you had to reinstall Windows.  
There are plenty of HowTos in the net on how to restore/install Grub  
with everything else already in place. Ubuntu's LiveCD is very handy  


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