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windows 7 pro dual boot on ubuntu desktop 10.4

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Dear Experts:

Iam having ubuntu desktop 10.4 installed on vostro 3500 and later installed windows 7 professional as a dual boot. first installed ubuntu desktop 10.4 and secondly installed windows 7 professional both were working fine but recently windows 7 pro is having some problems and i want this to be reinstalled I mean only windows 7 pro to be reinstalled without distrubing the ubuntu desktop, have taken all the databackup but if reinstalled with the windows7 pro or windowsxp pro MBR will be erased due to this I will be left only with the recenlty installed windows for the boot. Please help with how-to-docs (step by step) for reinstalling windows 7 or xp pro without distrubing the ubuntu desktop , I require both the operating systems to be in my box. Please help.
Thanks in advance.
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That always happen when you install or reinstall windows after installing a Linux distro.

See this links: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/reinstall-ubuntu-grub-bootloader-after-windows-wipes-it-out/

Taken from the link:
1) Boot off the LiveCD

2) Open a Terminal and type in the following commands, noting that the first command will put you into the grub “prompt”, and the next 3 commands will be executed there. Also note that hd0,0 implies the first hard drive and the first partition on that drive, which is where you probably installed grub to during installation. If not, then adjust accordingly.

    sudo grub

    > root (hd0,0)

    > setup (hd0)

    > exit

Reboot (removing the livecd), and your boot menu should be back.


Try :)
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by:D_wathi
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Thanks for the reply. I should first reinstall and then do this, is this correct please suggest.
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by:D_wathi
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Thanks , please ignore my previous post. I got it. thanks
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