PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] Have Ubuntu, add Windows



AndyCanfield
October 31st, 2012, 10:18 AM
Hard disk partitions: 30 GB empty, 30 GB empty, 30 GB FAT32 "/d", Ubuntu 12.04 "/", Linux Swap, "/data" (ext3).

I want to install Windows into the empty first partition. But I know that the Windows install will trash the MBR so that I can no longer boot Linux. How can I be confidant of restoring the MBR after Windows has trashed it? I think that if I can boot my Linux I can reconfigure grub to dual boot. But I am afraid of losing evetything to Microsoft Monster.

The only info I can find on the net is from 2008 !!!!!

mikewhatever
October 31st, 2012, 10:31 AM
Here's howto reinstall grub from the Live CD/USB.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Installing#Reinstalling_GRUB_2

If you have any questions after installing Windows, boot from the Live CD/USB and ask.