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linux/windows dual boot problem

pavan bellari

Joined: Sep 19, 2003
Posts: 24
I have installed linux and windows on a single PC. but when i reinstall the windows linux is not booting. i think the master boot record is changed how to retrieve linux with out reinstalling it.
thanks in advance.
Chris De Vries
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Joined: Dec 05, 2002
Posts: 65
Boot using your linux recovery floppy, mount the root filesystem and reinstall the master boot partition using whichever loader you had installed previously (usually lilo or grub).
Jason Kretzer
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Joined: May 31, 2001
Posts: 280
If you want to dual-boot, you should install windows first and linux second. Otherwise, you will lose your linux partition. During the install, create a bootdisk and boot from that to get to the linux.

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Glenn Opdycke-Hansen
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Joined: Feb 16, 2001
Posts: 40
I agree with the "install win* first, then linux" suggestion. However, I found that if you were going to install windows and linux on a single hard drive; install windows first, but let windows install on part of the disk. Then when installing linux, set it up to occupy the unused area on disk. This way you do not have to worry about the repartioning step.

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