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  1. #1

    [SOLVED] Can't Boot Linux

    I'm dual booting Ubuntu Karmic and Windows 7. This morning I reinstalled Windows 7 without making any changes to other partitions (only deleting the Windows partition and reinstalling Windows to the same partition). After I finished reinstalling Windows, every time the computer boots it automatically boots Windows without showing GRUB menu.

    I don't know how to solve this problem. Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Windows will always overwrite the MBR with its own bootloader when it is installed after Linux.

    You can use your Ubuntu installation disk to restore GRUB to the MBR, or the SuperGRUB live disk should be able to do it:

    Super Grub Disk Homepage

  3. #3
    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Chandigarh, India
    Boot up from Ubuntu LiveCD, open Terminal and execute this
    sudo mount /dev/sdaX /mnt
    sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda
    sudo umount /mnt
    Replace X with root partition number of Ubuntu.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    It works! Thank you very much

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