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  1. #1

    Master boot record

    Yesterday, I installed Windows 2000 over my installation of Windows 98. It was only after this that I found out that installing such a program would delete the master boot record. I can't figure out how to repair this problem so that I can boot into more than just Windows. I have it to play games, but I have Linux for everything else. Please help me.

  2. #2
    many distro have a "rescue" feature, that will repair the mbr

  3. #3
    Do you mean Windows or Linux? Because by only being able to boot into Windows, I mean that it bypasses any selection screen. It just starts Windows automatically.

    I know that one thing I could do would be to reinstall Linux, and continue from there, but I have a lot of stuff saved that I don't want deleted.

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  5. #4
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Knoxhell, TN
    He's trying to tell you that your distro's install CD should have a rescue mode that will reinstall the bootloader, or drop you to a console so that you can do it yourself.

    If you had searched the forums, you would have found a tutorial covering this *exact* issue. It is here.
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

  6. #5
    Thank you for telling me. At the time I posted my problem, I didn't have time to search. Had I known that was there, I would have just read it.

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