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#1 bizarrechaos

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:36 PM

a couple months ago i was dual booting ubuntu and xp
ubuntu was on an external hardrive, the HD crashed I bought a new one and had to repair my MBR in recovery console
I have been trying many times to reinstall ubuntu on the new HD, it installs but i get no grub loads straight to xp
anyone know why??

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#2 rodneyaltam

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:20 PM

Hi! I would like to know the procedures you did in installing Ubuntu? What OS was installed first, XP or Ubuntu? Coz to be able to dual boot the best and easy way is to install XP first before installing Ubuntu. The reason is to prevent XP overwriting MBR and destroying the Boot manager of Ubuntu. Ubuntu by default doesn't overwrite the MBR, only windows.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:04 PM

yes xp was already installed




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