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Thread: Dual booter reinstalled Windows and needs GRUB2 back

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    Dual booter reinstalled Windows and needs GRUB2 back

    Hi,
    I'm a dual booter and I just re-installed windows but I realized that my GRUB2 doesn't load on startup anymore. My Ubuntu is still working and somewhere inside my C: drive. Its just that I can't access it now. Is there anyway to re-install GRUB2 to the way it was before i re-installed windows?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Dual booter reinstalled Windows and needs GRUB2 back

    If, in fact, Ubuntu is INSIDE your C: drive, do NOT, repeat NOT, reinstall GRUB2. That was a Wubi install, does not use GRUB2, and reinstalling GRUB2 will only make matters worse.

    You first need to CONFIRM that this was a Wubi install. Look for a file named root.disk on your C: partition. IF that is there, this is a Wubi install.
    Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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    Re: Dual booter reinstalled Windows and needs GRUB2 back

    Opps sorry I don't mean that. Hmm... I really mean I've installed ubuntu before and during install, I have partitioned a 250GB partition for ubuntu.

    Now in windows, it just appears as a Healthy partition in Disk manager. It is not really my C: drive . apologies.

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    Re: Dual booter reinstalled Windows and needs GRUB2 back

    and there is no root.disk in my C: drive . Not a Wubi install

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    Re: Dual booter reinstalled Windows and needs GRUB2 back

    Oops fixed it. I downloaded a boot repair disk from

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info

    ,burned it into a dvd and boot up with it. Everything is just automatic from there.

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    Re: Dual booter reinstalled Windows and needs GRUB2 back

    Good to hear it's fixed. Please use the Thread Tools at the top of the Thread to mark this as SOLVED. thanks
    Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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