Ubuntu :: Restore Grub After Windows 7 Install?

Jun 18, 2011

Iv looked around for the tutorials but none of them worked i keep getting errors.
Can someone just guide me from the top?c

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OpenSUSE Install :: Restore Windows 7 And Configure GRUB?

Jan 29, 2010

My problem is that I have installed openSUSE 11.2 on a laptop with Windows 7 already installed. Yast resized my Windows partitions, which seemed to upset Windows as I had to go to my Windows Recovery Disc to restore it. When Windows was restored it did something so that GRUB no longer appeared. So I did a system recovery for openSUSE 11.2 which then removed Windows 7 from GRUB! Now I'm trying to restore Windows 7 and configure GRUB so that Windows and openSUSE will stop fight for boot supremacy and play nice with each other. Here are my Yast2 Boot Loader settings:

Section Management Settings
SUSE LINUX (type)image (/dev/sda6, root=dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST9320320AS_5SX4PRAS-part6)
Failsafe SUSE LINUX (type)image (/dev/sda6, root=dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST9320320AS_5SX4PRAS-part6)
Boot Loader Installation Settings
Boot Loader: GRUB
Boot Loader Location: Boot from Extended Partition
Disk Order: /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST9320320AS_5SX4PRAS


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Sep 1, 2010

I need to use the fixmbr command to fix my windows installation. I'd like to restore grub to its former state after doing so. I have searched how to do this and since my configuration differs slightly, I'd rather get more specific instructions. Right now this is what menu.lst looks like:

titleUbuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic
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Oct 31, 2010

Is there any way to simply remove grub? Does GRUB reside in a specific partition? Do I have to just delete the partition that has GRUB on it?The way my bootable partitions work is something like this.

1)Installed Vista

2)Installed Ubuntu

3)Thought I removed GRUB

4)Put in new HDD(1) and installed Win7 onto it

5)Put in another new HDD(2) and put another Win7 onto that (but I disconnected every other HDD so that the bootloader would be written onto the new HDD(2). When I have all my HDD's plugged in now, I get a GRUB load error (I think it's 21).

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Dec 26, 2009

have an Intel Core2 Duo system that would dual boot via GRUB between Windows Vista and Fedora 10. I recently attempted to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7, however because the version of Vista I had would not upgrade to Windows7. This has removed the ability to boot into my Fedora 10 installation. After some brief research on the Internet, I created a Live CD of Fedora 12, and booted into that. Accessing the terminal I tried typing:

[liveuser@localhost ~]$ su root
[root@localhost liveuser]# grub

Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.

GNU GRUB version 0.97 (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)
[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB


Error 15: File not found

What is needed so I can restore GRUB on my system and boot into Fedora again?`

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Jan 15, 2010

Basically, I used a USB stick to run ubuntu 9.10 live, then tried to install to an external 500gb HDD connected with a Sharkoon Drivelink USB adaptor. The installation went fine, but I get a GRUB error 21 when booting a lot of the time. I figure this is due to the way in which the drive is connected. I am a complete noob, and I want to just ove GRUB completely and restore my Vista bootloader. Unfortunately, I do not have an installation disk as my laptop didn't come with one, and none of the others I have other PC's are the same version (home premium 32-bit).If you know of a way to fix the GRUB issue/sso I can use the external drive I would love to hear them too, but the main aim of this thread is to help me remove GRUB and restore the windows bootloader. If any more information is needed, just ask and I will provide it.HP Touchsmart TX2-1010Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bitExternal HDD:Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATAII (with jumper set for 150mbps)

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Jun 22, 2010

I had i a dual boot win. 7 and ubuntu 9.10,recently i had some problem in my windows os so i restored the c drive to factory settings since both operating systems where in c drive so when i tried to boot grub was showing problem.the information displayed was loading grub, the file does not exist rescue grub> so what should i do to restore grub so that i can boot again into windows 7 and ubuntu without loosing my data.

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Oct 24, 2010

I just made my system unbootable... Here is what i did.. I have two sata HDDs

160 GB (Contained Windows 7)
500 GB

I copied entire 160 gb as an mirrored image to 500GB HDD using Acronis Disk Director. I deleted entire 160 GB HDD.. Removed the 500 GB HDD and kept it seperate.. Installed ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Worked a little bit... The i wanted to delete ClearOS.. So i connected 500GB HDD and booted again in Acronis Disk director Formated the entire 160GB HDD.. Copied back the entire 160 from 500GB HDD.. Now my sytem refuses to boot... Just 4 letters "GRUB" appears on the screen... I tried booting using XP CD.. It gives a blue screen.. I tried Windows 7 CD.. It says unable to fix due to MBR problem..

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Nov 5, 2010

I do regular full and incremental backups using dar. All disk volumes are labeled and mounted by label. There is no other operating system installed. I built a new system but due to having to RMA a disk, I built the openSUSE system on a disk from the backup cycle. This Maxstor disk has problems which is why it was moved into an external box and the backup system. I now have a replacement disk and wish to replace the Maxstor before it dies. I initially tried a disk to disk clone with clonezilla but this died complaining that a small target partition was smaller than the source partition. It had created the partition and the start and end sectors were identical. There are no problems with the new disk.

I decided that it would be a good opportunity to test a full system disk restore from the backups. I have in the past restored individual files and partitions but have never restored onto a bare boot disk. I have restored and labeled all 6 partitions. The partition containing / has been marked as active. /boot is included in the partition containing /. fstab is valid, menu.lst is valid, device.map needs editing but this is not a problem.

What do I need to do to make this disk bootable. I have looked through the GRUB documentation but if you try some standard GRUB commands in 11.3 you get messages saying don't do this use YAST. I have seen other suggestions ranging from trying to start the not supported system repair option to using dd to copy the MBR which seemed to trash the partitions in the users extended partition.

The YAST bootloader displays "boot from the root partition". I assume that this is currently what is happening rather than what YAST thinks might be a good idea for next time. I suspect that all I have to do is dd the first 512 bytes of the root partition. If this is the case I can add this to the backup process. While I automate backups I do not automate restores. Each restore tends to be different and I am not sure of the best way getting grub to work on a bare disk restore.

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Nov 4, 2010

I was messing with some boot loaders which accidently disabled grub and I was remained with windows 7 boot loader only.How can I restore grub?I am using Opensuse 11.3

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Apr 13, 2011

I installed Gnome 3 on a free partition of my netbook but I lost the boot to my suse kde...(MBR). I launched a live CD on USB but cannot restore Grub; the only way is to reinstall the KDE. Then it boots but does not show Gnome 3. Why the installer does not take into account both OS?

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Sep 5, 2010

I have installed Windows 7 on my laptop . Now, it directly boot from Windows 7 . I think the MBR overwrote my grub . I have found two methods by google , but still does work .
1: boot from debian install CD, Alt +F2 switch to the console. "grub " "root (hd0,0)" "setup (hd0,0)".
2:boot from CD, mount /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 /mnt ; chroot /mnt ; grub-install /dev/sda.

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Aug 24, 2010

I had to dual boot my computer again with windows unfortunately for school. This is something I've dealt with dozens of times in the past but when I try to recover grub 2 with the ubuntu live cd I get this:

sudo grub
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Jan 16, 2011

Do i have any chances to restore my windows partition table after tried to install debian and i used the entire disk instead of the free space i had alocated for this

after i figured out what i did i stoped the installation but was to late ... i answered yes at write partition table changes on disk question

i tried win7 automate recovery tool from dvd and manual install of mbr with no successful result

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Apr 27, 2010

I have a used PC that came pre-installed with suse 11.2.Unfortunately, I do not have the install disk to use in case of whatever.I already know that when configuring a dual boot with Windows and Linux, it is recommended to install Windows first.I do not have that luxury now as 11.2 is installed and GRUB is the boot loader.Question is, if I boot the Windows 98 install disk on boot, how to not mess up GRUB and still add Windows 98 to GRUB menu?

One hard drive only here. 98gb free.It seems that W98 install will overwrite GRUB in this situation - causing problems. Maybe not, I don't really know for sure.I just need to install windows 98 on the same hard drive and if possible, have suse and w98 visible on boot in GRUB.

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May 10, 2011

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May 18, 2011

I installed win7 after installing ubuntu, and now grub is gone. I looked around for tutorials, but none of them have worked so far.

So, how do you restore grub in 11.04?

I've heard about grub 2? I'm not sure what the differences are.

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Mar 10, 2010

I virus got my XP installation this morning. I have to install it. When I install windows it will write over the GRUB and I will no longer be able to re-boot my openSusie OS. My question is After XP is installed is there a way to re-install GRUB without having to re-install openSusie 11.2?

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Jan 5, 2010

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Jan 11, 2010

So, I converted a Vista user by enticing her with WUBI. She's a computer idiot, and she thinks Linux is great.

HOWEVER, she recently had Ubuntu muck up for her, so she uninstalled WUBI/Ubuntu and reinstalled it (9.10). Upon restart, GRUB presented no boot menu and went straight into Ubuntu. The funny thing is, under the GRUB configuration files, the timeout for the boot menu is set to 10. I tried the following (made sure to change the boot device to hda1,0 since fdisk shows her NTFS as /dev/sdb1):


No luck. No boot menu, no Windows option. I also tried the following:

Manual Windows Entry (with /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober made unexecutable)

#! /bin/sh -e
echo "Adding Windows 43_custom" >&2
menuentry "Windows Vista 43_custom" {
insmod ntfs


Using THIS method, the boot loader did appear, but there was no Windows option. Odd. So, I'm at a blocking point. Yes, I was smart enough to run update-grub Thoughts? My replies may be a bit delayed - she's 2 hours away and I don't have direct access to her computer.

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May 12, 2010

So how can I (e.g. after using dd) boot to this dd'd Windows Installation partition with Grub?

I just want to do this as installing Windows from Hard Drive is much faster.

E: The solution was Unetbootin. Did nothing special myself (defined the .iso path and the partition (/dev/sda4)), the app did all the work.

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Nov 21, 2010

I re-installed Windows over an old Windows partition. The hard-drive used to have Windows and Ubuntu on it. I am now in usb live ubuntu because grub doesn't appear anymore when I boot the computer (it boots in the new windows automatically). The ubuntu partition is still there, as I can access my files from this live usb. I'd just like to know how to re-install grub.

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Jul 30, 2011

I want to Re install windows 7, but when i do so it removes GRUB making me unable to boot into Ubuntu. Is there any way in which i can install Windows without removing GRUB?

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Aug 15, 2011

Sup Ubuntu forums, before I begin I would like to say that I do indeed thoroughly enjoy Linux, especially Ubuntu. and I do intend on coming back to it later on down the road.

Okay, so what I want to do is completely remove Ubuntu and the Grub Bootloader and install the Windows Bootloader but I am not so sure how to accomplish said task. I bought my laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 installed on it and have since then updated to 11.04. I don't believe windows was previously installed on the laptop but I could be wrong.

I have a Ubuntu 11.04 Live CD, a Windows 7 Ultimate Installation CD, and a Windows 7 Recovery CD.

I have heard that you can remove all the necessary partitions that have Ubuntu/Grub in them through the Ubuntu Installation process but I am not sure which partitions to remove.

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Feb 4, 2011

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May 4, 2010

I have to install Windows XP on another partition which already has Windows Seven installed.. but I want to preserve my GRUB2 installation without going through that GRUB reinstall process. Can I copy my /boot/grub that works fine and then paste it again through the live CD?

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Jul 16, 2010

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Nov 29, 2010

I installed in ubuntu 10.04 in my laptop
yesterday i needed windows and had to install it
so right no am unable to boot in ubuntu without my live cd
when i was installing ubuntu eather unchaked to install the bootloader or i installed it not on partition but starit on the drive on the /sda
am able to boot in my ubuntu with the live cd by typing in parameter :grub.
i really need grub boot loader in this computer to be able to chose to boot in windows or ubuntu
i tried couple of instructions and always goat some headache.

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After installing Windows 7 on my laptop, which was already running Natty, I am having issues reinstalling grub. I tried to do this using the method from this tutorial: [URL]... when I enter:


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