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I've had Linux Mint installed along with my Windows 7 partition. Recently, I reinstalled my Windows 7 partition and now the operating system choices menu that Linux Mint created no longer shows up. Is there a way to bring it back?

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You have learned the hard way, that Windows installation doesn't care about other OS. – pavium Jul 2 '11 at 1:47
Well, how do I get to Mint? – BioXhazard Jul 2 '11 at 1:47
Follow Ignacio's advice – pavium Jul 2 '11 at 1:48

For completeness, note that you can do things in the opposite direction to what M. Vazques-Abram suggests, and add GRUB (placed in the Linux partition) to the Microsoft Boot Manager menu. Essentially you simply need to:

  • Ensure that GRUB/LILO/whatever is in your Linux partition, or in a dedicated partition of its own, and is not installed like a computer virus in the first few sectors of your disc.
  • Tell Microsoft's Boot Manager to include a new menu option that chain loads to the VBR from that partition, to start GRUB/LILO/whatever.

Cyril Voisin gives the detailed instructions, including the exact bcdedit commands.

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