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Reinstalling windows on dual boot, how do I get grub back?

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So, a few days back I decided I wanted to put ubuntu on my daily laptop as a second os. I reformatted and set up 3 main partitions on my drive. windows, ubuntu, storage. I have spent most of my recent time working with the laptop using ubuntu until recently when I booted to windows and noticed I still needed to activate. I proceeded to attempt in doing so and received a bad cd key error. Long story short, by accident I installed the wrong version of windows 7 (pro instead of home)

I need to reinstall windows with the proper disk and I was wondering how to recover the grub menu after doing so. I really dont want to have to reinstall linux as well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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You should check the stickies. The answer was contained in them.
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boot from the live disc of ubuntu, open a terminal

grub-install

and then either the linux notation of your drive like /dev/hda or /dev/sda or the grub notation like hd0

good to go! lol havent done that in awhile, dunno if the syntax needs anything special xD but thats the jist of it... not hard to figure out

EDIT: guess i could be wrong lol that is how you learn stuff though
Edited by EntTheGod - 3/17/11 at 9:07pm
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Here's a great free tool for managing boot-loaders.
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Thanks for the tips, I will look over these options then read into it more tonight and see how it goes in the morning.
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i would honestly reinstall grub, i would honestly advise against easybcd.
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I'm wanting to try burg as an end result, my first concern was just getting back into linux once I installed windows again.
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Some no0b utilities
Edited by cr1 - 3/18/11 at 12:19pm
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