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    Windows installed after linux installation


    hey hi every one.. i`m a newbie to this site.. and wat made me come over here is that i`ve got a prob.. i`ve installed windows XP after installing the linux os ..
    my version of linux is mandriva 2007... and now the MBR got over written by that of windows`s.. Is there a way to get back the linux Operating system;
    I`ve tried to my best but all i could find on the web was to use GAG 4.9 (graphical boot manager) ..i don`t have floppy drive . so i aint able to install tha t..

    gWARSh!! can some body out there help me out please .. lz i`m in big trouble..
    looking forward for an answer.. and thanking u ppl in advance..

    bbye ..

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    Get Super Grub
    I hope you get it working again.
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    Sometimes GRUB doesn't boot Windows OSes installed in Partition other than First Primary Partition. Its BIOS/GRUB compatibility problem. Try SuperGRUB CD as suggested by budman7.
    In case, it doesn't work, boot up from any LiveCD and execute fdisk -l command in Terminal/Konsole and post output here. You have to configure Windows Boot Loader to setup Dual Boot.
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