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  1. #1
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    GRUB Question

    I recently built a new system. At the time, I did not have a retail copy of XP so I used an XP disc that came with one of my laptops to partition and get running. However, I never thought about re-installing XP when my retail copy arrived and I installed GRUB on sda1 (the windows partition).

    I assume I must move GRUB to my LINUX partition before I reinstall. My thought is to install GRUB on sda2 (my root partition) and then set sda2 to be the boot partition then reinstall.

    Any tips???

    Of course I will back everything up because I can forsee something going wrong.


    Thanks in advance!!!

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    Re: GRUB Question

    You can just go ahead and re-install XP over the old XP partition, which of course will wipe out Grub.

    Then a simple grub install will take over again. Or you can backup mbr using dd, then re-install mbr again using dd. Your flavor.

    There are links about installing Windows after linux is installed.

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    Re: GRUB Question


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