View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing XP, then fixing MBR

Ben Phelps
July 13th, 2008, 11:19 PM
I have dual boot Ubuntu/Vista. I upgraded to Vista from XP then installed Ubuntu. I now want to remove Vista and put XP over it. I want to delete the Vista Partition in Ubuntu and then Install XP in that partition. I know that XP will overwrite the MBR that lets me boot into Ubuntu or Windows. Is there a way to fix the MBR without installing Ubuntu over again.

July 13th, 2008, 11:26 PM
This will help:

Ben Phelps
July 13th, 2008, 11:31 PM
Thank you very much.

July 13th, 2008, 11:36 PM
You are welcome. Good luck!

November 22nd, 2008, 09:49 AM
i have a dual boot xp+ubuntu,however my ubuntu install is on a separate hd..how can fix my mbr after i remove my hd with ubuntu in it?what would i need?

November 22nd, 2008, 12:18 PM
Just your XP installation disk: 'h' for Recovery>FIXMBR>FIXBOOT.
Use Super Grub if you don't have an Installation CD: