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Majin Zero
January 9th, 2009, 01:36 AM
I have a dual boot set up between windows and ubuntu; a partion for windows, a partition for ubuntu, and a big partition for data. If I reinstall windows, I've been told this will erase grub, how do I avoid or repair this?

January 9th, 2009, 01:38 AM
Here is the restoration guide. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows

Tim Sharitt
January 9th, 2009, 01:39 AM
I'm not sure of a way to avoid Windows overwriting the MBR but if you have an Ubuntu LiveCD, reinstalling grub is fairly easy. There is a guide here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows

January 9th, 2009, 01:39 AM
You can reinstall Grub after Windows.

Majin Zero
January 9th, 2009, 02:09 AM
After I re-install windows, and boot to an unbuntu live CD,

Is this what I want:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows#Recovering% 20GRUB%20Manually

I don't think I have a separate boot partion

January 9th, 2009, 02:17 AM
Yep, good luck reinstalling.

Majin Zero
January 9th, 2009, 03:43 AM
Thanks guys, worked like a charm!