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I made the mistake of taking my two internal HDs and installing Ubuntu first and Windows second. What this did was when Windows was installed, it took over so I can't boot into my drive with Ubuntu on it. Some people suggested using EasyBCD but I tried many different configs with EasyBCD but could still not boot into my Ubuntu drive. Help!

asked Feb 02 '11 at 18:38

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Load the linux CD or make a bootable flash drive and use the live version or 'try ubuntu option' and follow the following page:

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_linux_and_windows_xp_linux_installed_first.htm?page=5

This is the whole guide:

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_linux_and_windows_xp_linux_installed_first.htm

Or if it's on a second drive then you could load the ubuntu drive at statup (y'know, by pressing f8 and selecting the drive) and it might boot into it.

You might want to look into sudo update-grub too

It's been a while since I had to play with grub.

answered Feb 02 '11 at 19:40

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Those guides might not work for recent versions of Ubuntu, since Ubuntu now uses Grub 2, and those guides were written for Grub 0.97 (legacy). Here's how you reinstall Grub 2.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Reinstalling%20GRUB%202

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After you installed Windows, the Windows Bootloader replaced the Grub in the MBR (Master Boot Record). What you need to do is to boot the Ubuntu Live CD and once you are into the live CD, re-install GRUB. You can consult this wiki for reinstalling GRUB https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2

The method to reinstall GRUB using Live CD is given in the wiki. You need to scroll down a bit to find it.

answered Feb 03 '11 at 03:58

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Use Super Grub Disk, run it like you run a live cd (burn the ISO, put inside drive before the OS starts, etc) and choose fix grub and that's it :)

http://www.supergrubdisk.org/

answered Feb 03 '11 at 05:31

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edited Feb 03 '11 at 05:33

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