I reinstalled windows now ubuntu don't work

Asked by mr doodles on 2007-09-28

I first had ubuntu and windos installed on my pc. Each os is on a different hard drive NOT different partions. windos like always crashed so i decided it was time to format the drive windows was on. i went through the reinstall procces as normal, and got a fresh start with windows XP. now when I go to boot it gose in to widows aotomaticlly, and it dosen't give me an option.

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Where you using Grub or Windows Bootloader?

peter b (b1pete) said : #2

Hello,

Windows will always (default) use the MBR (it'll never give you a choice where to install the bootloader at install). So, if you'd like dual booting (win or linux) install win first THEN ubuntu that will give the option where you'd like grub installed; obviously in this situation you'd like to leave the MBR alone and install grub ON ubuntu / . Grub is v smart and detect win and at boot time offers you the choice of win or ubuntu.

Hope this helps.

peter b

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