Question with Linux/XP/Vista boot

Mak 2.0

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#1
Okay now i have Vista/Ubuntu as my boot config. But i have to go back to XP. I was thinking about doing a triple boot with Vista in there as well. But not to sure of that. The thing is i have GRUB installed. I tried to follow you instructions Guru on how to put GRUB on the Linux partition but it didnt work.

So now i have to format and install XP. But doing so will get rid of GRUB. Is there gonna be a easy way to get GRUB back so that i can still dual boot?
 

mqudsi

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#2
OK, let's cheat a bit :smile:

Open /boot/grub/menu.lst.
Copy its contents (post them here if here if you like - that way they'll never get lost :grinning:)

Install XP.
Reinstall the Vista Bootloader with EasyBCD.
Install NeoGrub.
Copy your old menu.lst to NeoGrub's menu.lst
All done. :wink:
 

Mak 2.0

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#3
Sadly i had already installed XP before you responded. Vista was just being to slow for me. Had to speed it up a bit with XP again. :lol:

I will just google for how to restroe GRUB with Ubuntu LiveCD. See how that works.
 

mqudsi

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#4
What happens when you follow the part in the Wiki about reinstalling GRUB to the bootsector with Super GRUB Disk?
 

Mak 2.0

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#5
Will try it now and see what happens.
 

mqudsi

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#6
Well, good luck :smile:
 

Mak 2.0

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#7
The SuperGRUB disc worked perfectly. I completely forgot about trying to use that. It found my Ubuntu install and put GRUB back. So GRUB is my main loader between Ubuntu & XP. I will install Vista again shortly but for now i want XP back to mess with SP3.

Thanks for the tip Guru. You are a great.
 

mqudsi

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#8
Yeah, SGD is awesome - it's one of the few physical discs I have lying around (along with Acronis Disk Director and True Image)!