Wesley Werner wesley.werner at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 09:48:35 BST 2010

> I've only got the XP version that came with the computer which I believe
>  is not the same as a separate disk and can't do the fixmbr function.
> I don't want to fiddle and wipe everything off - You've guessed it, no
> recent back ups on XP.
> Will the repair installation option correct the "corrupt version"
> problem or am I looking at a complete re-install of XP?
> Vincent

Hi Vincent. You don't have to reinstall XP, if the files are still intact.
Now I see plenty of suggestions here to reinstall Grub, have you tried

I suggest don't bother with the XP repair console, since you don't have a XP
boot CD anyway. Just reinstall Grub, let it detect all bootable partitions
and it will rewrite your boot menu. Instructions for doing this via an
Ubuntu Live CD on the Ubuntu help
site<https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Reinstalling GRUB 2>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/attachments/20100414/89bf57c6/attachment.htm 

More information about the ubuntu-za mailing list