View Full Version : [ubuntu] unable to boot into Ubuntu after removing grub.

maximus nismo
May 14th, 2009, 08:21 PM
here's what happened.
HP DV9000 series notebook with 2 hard drives. XP on drive 1 and ubuntu installed on drive 2. Everything was working fine until XP went fubar.

I reinstalled XP but kept getting a Grub error 17.

I followed one forum suggestion and removed grub totally.

XP boots up fine now but I can't get to my ubuntu os.

How do I reinstall Grub so I can once again choose my OS at boot up?

-Thanks fr your help with this matter.

May 14th, 2009, 10:29 PM
This How-To (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows) is the way. After you re-install grub, you will have to manually configure it to boot Windows. The How-To tells you how to do it.

maximus nismo
May 14th, 2009, 10:58 PM
thanks for your reply. while I was waiting, I came across SGD and used it to re-install Grub. I am back up to speed now but I ay be faced with an upgrade to 9.04.

Thanks for your help again.