View Full Version : [ubuntu] Does Ubuntu make a MBR backup during install?

January 31st, 2009, 07:36 PM
Hi forum,

I'm having some trouble recovering my vista partition.
Situation was as follows:
First installed partition = Vista
Second installed partition = WinXP
Third installed partition = Ubuntu
Before installing Ubuntu I had BootITNG bootmanager installed.

I only use Vista now and then to check some functionality and compatibility, so most of the time is XP and Ubuntu.
After a fresh install of Ubuntu I found I could no longer see my Vista partition, not from Ubuntu and neither from XP.
This makes me think I have my MBR messed up one way or another, as the Vista partition has vanished completely.

Now I'm wondering whether Ubuntu makes a backup of the MBR record before installing GRUB?
If so, where can I find some information about this issue?

Thanks a lot!