How to Repair a Corrupt MBR and boot into Linux

Posted by VISITOR on Nov 25, 2005 1:24 PM EDT
All about Linux; By Ravi
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This article pursues how to repair a Master Boot Record which has been overwritten by windows so that you can boot into linux. It lists steps to take so that you can get your GRUB or LILO boot loader back on MBR without pursuing a re-installation of Linux.

There are times when you inadvertently overwrite your Master Boot Record. The end result being that you are unable to boot into Linux. This is especially true when you are dual booting between windows and Linux OSes. Once when I was working in Windows XP, I accidentally clicked the hibernate button instead of shutdown. And windows somehow overwrote my MBR which housed the GRUB boot loader. At such times, it pays to have this cool tip at hand....

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THIS is why LXER is best... helios 7 2,082 Nov 25, 2005 5:41 PM

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