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lost ubuntu at boot

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by deadspeak, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. deadspeak

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    Hi guys

    i recently had the need to reinstall windows, but when i did so i lost the option to boot into ubuntu (Dual booting) i just go straight to the windows boot screen,is there any way i can bring this option back

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    Paul
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  2. tripwire45
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    When you reinstalled Windows, the Windows boot loader was probably made the default boot loader. In a dual boot situation between Windows and Linux, the Linux boot loader (LILO or GRUB) needs to be the default boot loader. I did a quick Google on the problem and came up with these links. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

    http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/

    http://www.hezardastan.org/breezy_xp_dualboot/en/

    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-13355.html
     
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  3. deadspeak

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    thanks tripwire

    i am currently writing this ffrom within ubuntu, used the Super Grub Disk metioned on one of your links, dead easy and worked like a charm
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Glad you got it sorted. What do you use, Gnome or KDE?

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  5. tripwire45
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    Kewl. Glad I could help and remember...google is your friend. :biggrin
     
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  6. deadspeak

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    Gnome.
     
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    Gnome is the default desktop manager for Ubuntu. Technically if you are running KDE, you are using Kubuntu. Go figure.
     
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