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Hey all. I just installed windows and it stole the boot flag. It told me it was going to, but said I could set it back in Admin Tools, but ...
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    Installed Linux, then Windows


    Hey all. I just installed windows and it stole the boot flag. It told me it was going to, but said I could set it back in Admin Tools, but couldn't figure out how to make it do that (probably only works on other NTFS partitions or something).

    Anyway, any ideas on how to give my ext3 linux partition the boot flag back, because that is where my bootloader (GRUB) is.

    I have an Ubuntu Live CD, if that would come in handy.

    Thanks in advance,
    - EndianX -

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    see if you can boot the ubuntu live cd & get into the command line.

    try typing
    Code:
    grub-install <device>
    where <device> is the device on which you want to install grub.

    NOTE: that is assuming that ubuntu uses grub.

    weed
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    Yep.
    Or you could just boot to a livecd and use cfdisk to remark the linux partition.

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