What happened to boot loader? Grub?

Gateway Nv5387u notebook pc - amd turion...
January 2, 2011 at 08:13:28
Specs: debian, 32 bit desktop
Hi
I was trying to change my debian boot, along with ( 2 ) win 7 menu longhorn choices in my notebook hp dv4 pavalion notebook pc ( that makes 3 OS systems in one notebook ),
using grub loader! But yesterday something happened & my grub boot loader disappeared!!! It would be nice to have win 7 as the first choice & 2nd choice win 7 (2nd) & last choice debian to boot from grub. How can I go & change grub menu options?

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#1
January 2, 2011 at 09:26:57
Grub uses /boot/grub/menu.lst, to boot your system and give you the choice of selecting installed OSes, if listed in that file.

If /boot/gub/menu.lst does not exist, use update-grub to create it.
After that, you can use any text editor like vi, to edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file.
After you've made your changes to that file and saved it, you have to run update-grub again.

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#2
January 2, 2011 at 10:04:19

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#3
January 2, 2011 at 17:33:13
Thanks but b4 I could get into the debian by logging in but but now its not even coming up on the boot loader? Anyway to extract to grub loader from windows file direcotry? The grub has dissappeared !

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#4
January 2, 2011 at 17:45:02
What have you done so far?
Have you installed another grub bootloader to the windows partition?

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#5
January 3, 2011 at 05:08:17
Can not tell from your post, does the comp boot directlly into one of your Win 7 installs ? If yes, it is likely grub was installed on the '/' of linux or extended partition, with a MS or generic MBR boot code. You need to change the boot flag to the correct partition. Remove 'makeactive' from the grub menu.

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#6
January 3, 2011 at 07:02:08
Yes & unable to see or browse through grub menu from windows?
I loaded gparted cd & got into x terminal, & was unable to edit or go into grub/menu.lst,
but the linux-swap partition is viewable from here along with windows partitions.

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#7
January 6, 2011 at 05:10:36
Do you have it fixed yet ? If not from gparted cd , need to see output from "fdisk -l" l is a small L

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