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    Recover GRUB after Windows Install

    So I'm not really a beginner, but this is kind of a beginner issue. I just reinstalled Windows Vista so I could dual boot it, but I cannot recover GRUB because the only live cd I have is Ubuntu 8.10, which refuses to mount my file system because it is ext4. Does anyone know how to recover grub in this situation?

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    Re: Recover GRUB after Windows Install

    The glass is neither half-full nor half-empty: it's twice as big as it needs to be.

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    Re: Recover GRUB after Windows Install

    How do I use this? I downloaded the USB version but their help file is off line and I am not familiar with how to put .tar.gz onto a USB drive.

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    Re: Recover GRUB after Windows Install

    Extract it to the root of the drive. If you can't figure it out, burn a cd.
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    Re: Recover GRUB after Windows Install

    I would try to make a cd but I am currently running in a live cd and only have one drive. Any other suggestions?

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    Re: Recover GRUB after Windows Install

    Mount usb stick (places, usb stick)

    Extract tar.gz to usb stick

    Code:
    tar xvfz filename.tar.gz /path/to/usbstick/
    Then try to boot from the usb stick and see what happens...
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    Re: Recover GRUB after Windows Install

    It quits with errors when trying to install it, then just says no kernel available when trying to boot on it.

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    Re: Recover GRUB after Windows Install

    Quote Originally Posted by 1packer View Post
    I would try to make a cd but I am currently running in a live cd and only have one drive. Any other suggestions?
    Work in vista...

    download 9.10, burn it, then recover grub.
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