Fixing GRUB after Windows install

23 07 2008

For me it’s a fact by now. Every time i decide to install WinXP back onto my laptop, something goes wrong. Big time.

After creating a 25 GB partition on my laptop i proceeded into installing Windows Xp Sp2 (which the laptop had preinstalled anyways when i got it).
The installation went smooth enough and as expected the MBR is messed up at this point and the computer boots directly into Windows.

As done a few times before, but still worth mentioning, the procedure in these cases is:

1. Boot the Live CD
2. Open a terminal window and type:

sudo grub

3. On the new prompt:

grub>> find /boot/grub/stage1
the answer in my case (hd0, 0)

4. Proceed

root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)

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