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How can I get boot menu

I installed the Windows XP and Ubuntu operating systems on two different partitions.After I updated the Windows XP, Now I am not getting my booting option menu.How I can get my linux boot menu without reinstalling the linux.

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Click on START, SETTINGS, CONTROL PANEL, SYSTEM. Click on ADVANCED, SYSTEM STARTUP AND RECOVERY, SETTINGS. Make sure TIME TO DISPLAY LIST OF OPERATING SYSTEMS are checked and put the number of seconds there. Click on OK and you should be good to go.

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If you run a dual-boot system with Linux and Windows, this has happened to you. You had to do your monthly reinstall of Windows, and now you don’t see the linux bootloader anymore, so you can’t boot into Ubuntu or whatever flavor of linux you prefer.
Here’s the quick and easy way to re-enable Grub.
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.

Only read below if Windows is now missing from the boot menu
If you installed Ubuntu before you installed Windows, then Ubuntu will not have anything in the grub configuration for Windows. This is where you’ll have to do a bit of manual editing to the grub boot menu file.
If you open the file /boot/grub/menu.lst with the following command:
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
You’ll see a sample section for Windows, which you’ll want to uncomment and add to the boot menu list in whatever position you want it in. (uncomment by removing the #’s)
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