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At the moment I have XP and Ubuntu and Suse all playing nicely together. I installed Suse last and it managed all the bootloader settings for me, and I can ...
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- 01-19-2006 #1
Installing Windows after Linux
At the moment I have XP and Ubuntu and Suse all playing nicely together. I installed Suse last and it managed all the bootloader settings for me, and I can choose what I want to load using Grub. The problem is my XP installation is a real mess and needs to be reinstalled. I know when I do this it will overwrite the master boot record and I will lose Grub. How can I back up the current Grub settings and restore them after I have reinstalled XP?
Alternatively how can I just reinstall Grub or LiLo afterwards? I have a few live CD's lying around, Slax, Knoppix, Mepis, can I boot into one of these and just install Grub and copy back the old grub.conf? I'm not sure what the best approach to this is.
- 01-19-2006 #2
after you reinstall xp just put your suse cd in again and do a repair install. there you will have the option to reinstall grub to the MBR.Desktop: Dual Xeon 2.8 GHz 1.5 GB RAM Ubuntu/XP Pro
Laptop: Macbook 2 GHz C2Duo 3 GB RAM OS X/ Ubuntu/ XP Pro
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- 01-20-2006 #3
Cool, I'll try that. Thanks
- 12-29-2006 #4
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do you happen to know if this works with FreeSpire?
- 12-30-2006 #5Originally Posted by Takeru27