Dual system xp and linux(ubuntu)

March 10, 2009 at 01:11:10
Specs: Windows XP, 512
I am dual booting winxp and ubuntu 8.4 using GRUB as bootloader. But if i want to reinstall winxp, probably it would not show boot choice. What would be the solution to this problem?

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#1
March 10, 2009 at 05:36:30
why do you need to reinstall XP?

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#2
March 10, 2009 at 05:54:05
Hi. because i have already using it and now the xp crashed i am to reinstall it .and i want to recover ubuntu without installing it agian.

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#3
March 10, 2009 at 14:22:07
A boot loader or other OS chooser is what determines what partition and sometimes the OS to load.

Either Grub or MS's boot loader can load either OS if you read the hundreds of how to's already written.

There are plenty of other loaders to choose from also.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#4
March 11, 2009 at 02:54:18
Pl. tell me in detail thanks

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#5
March 11, 2009 at 05:44:38
1) Do you have a live linux cd ?
2) Do you have a floppy disk drive ?
3) Did you use linux's GRUB/LILO ,XP or third party boot manager to select OS ?
4) Do you plan on doing a clean (format) or repair install of XP ?

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#6
March 12, 2009 at 02:39:50
Yes i have Linux cd.
I have Floppy disk drive.
I did not use Grub.Lilo etc.
I tried to repair XP but failed to do so, Now i want for clean installation of it after formatting the drive c:
thanks

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