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    Opensuse 12.1 bootloader lost after repairing windows


    I've happily had opensuse 12.1 working fine alongside windows vista (used only for itunes) but vista hit some problems and wouldn't update. I rolled back some updates and vista died (wouldn't even boot in safe mode) so I repaired it using the windows disc, now my lovely bootloader doesn't appear and all I can load is windows! The partition doesn't appear in windows (although I think it never did).

    Is opensuse still on there? Do I just need to repair or reload the bootloader on there? If so what's the best way of going about that? I thought I should post here before attempting anything as I've had a look at methods but there seem to be different situations and ways, so I didn't want to arse it up and choose the wrong one.

    Thanks very much for any help!

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    Yes, SUSE should still be there. I just went through this myself with Mint a couple of months ago.
    Word to the wise: Windows Vista doesn't set up registry restore points by default. Turn that on, because it can save you a lot of head ache.

    You should be able to boot off of a live CD and re-install GRUB. Google will have lots of info for you on this.

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    Thanks very much, do you know how to find out which partition I should install the grub on?

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    Here's a link with some basic instructions:
    How to restore Grub 2 after reinstalling Windows XP/Vista/Win7

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