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Nice Guy

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#1 11 years ago

hi. i have another question concerning OS setup...

anyway, i've first installed windows xp and the mandriva linux (on different partitions) and used GRUB to select between OSes. now, windows was getting really messy so i reformated the windows partition but now i dont get the GRUB screen anymore and it just directly boots windows. can anyone tell me, is it even possible, and if it is, tell me how to get back the GRUB screen to select what OS i want to boot? thx.




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#2 11 years ago

Are both partitions on the same hard drive?


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#3 11 years ago

Erf. As always, Windows overwrote the MBR with its own code. You may set as active your Linux partition using Fdisk or any other partitioning tool (Partition Magic or a clone such as GParted ... ) and I suppose that from there you would be able to call some kind of "reconfigure" procedure for this grub loader.

Or you may also install XOSL, which seems much more user friendly than grub anyway.




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#4 11 years ago

yes, both partitions are on the same hard drive.

i tried gparted liveusb but on boot it says that it cant locate something. the same happens with XOSL.

i'll try cd version of gparted or try to reinstall grub or a similiar prog...