Restoring GRUB2/BURG

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  1. Jamstruth
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    Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

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    So I just installed the Windows 8 preview on my computer and, of course, its stomped all over my BURG bootloader. Can't boot into my Ubuntu 11.10 install at all. I really should've thought of this beforehand tbh.
    So, my question is thus: How do I reinstall GRUB so I can access all my OSes without fully reinstalling Ubuntu?
     
  2. Magsor

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    right click computer --- properties --- avanced system settings
    then click on parameter in startup
    then change your default OS to Ubuntu
    that will change the windows bootloader to the old text bootloader that is compatible with linux
     
  3. FireEmblemGuy

    FireEmblemGuy Celebrating a decade of shitposting

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    If you'd rather put GRUB back instead of the Windows text bootloader, you should be able to reinstall GRUB/GRUB2/BURG from pretty much any distro's live CD/DVD/USB, though I haven't done this in ages and don't remember the proper commands.
     
  4. Jamstruth
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    I would rather have GRUB back on my machine. I have tried running it from my Ubuntu liveCD but everytime I try install to hd0 it says it can't mount it.
     
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    Use sudo fdisk -l to find the location of your Ubuntu install
     
  6. Jamstruth
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    I know where my ubuntu install is (SDA5 partition) but that's not necessarily where GRUB is, is it?
    I mean, it needs an MBR record. Also when I installed BURG it was an hd0 location I gave it. (unless hd0 is relative to the install)