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Boot loader problem

I ' ve done dual booting but can' t see boot loader for os selection only grub> appear help me please.

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  • shaileshg_9 Nov 01, 2008

    Thanx!!!!!!!!!!

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    Suggestion really helpful !!!!!1

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    Frank May 11, 2010

    do you have the multi-boot menu setup???

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I beleive that you are installed windows first and linux second,then dual booting will be configured automatically ,means linux will install the grub (boot loader)and configure it with what all Os u have.If your system is not booting and showing grub menu do one thing ,boot it from a linux cd and reinstall grub.

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  • rsbrn Nov 27, 2010

    ""I beleive that you are installed windows first and linux second,then dual booting will be configured automatically ,means linux will install the grub (boot loader)and configure it with what all Os u have.If your system is not booting and showing grub menu do one thing ,boot it from a linux cd and reinstall grub.""
    OK, my problem is HOW TO REINSTALL ? WITH A LIVE CD ??

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