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I have a few partitions in my hard drive:

  • Windows 7 system
  • Kubuntu
  • Others

My Windows crashed and I reinstalled it in the same partition. However I am now unable to access the boot menu to boot into Kubuntu - it automatically boots into Windows.

What can I do?

If it's of any use, this is what the computer Disk Management screen looks like:

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You've probably overwritten the MBR, so it needs to be fixed to detect the other systems. – Mike Kwan Mar 2 '12 at 13:35
Thanks for leading me to some direction. Im trying to mount the partitions and install grub.. Is that the correct thing to do? – Mellkor Mar 2 '12 at 17:22
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It sound as though the reinstall of Windows overwrote the boot loader. This is a common thing with Windows and Linux co-habitating. Just go back and reinstall GRUB and this should sort it out for you.

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Thanks a lot .. Working perfectly now. Used boot-repair to reinstall grub. – Mellkor Mar 3 '12 at 11:18
@Mellkor Then accept please. :) – Justin Pearce Mar 3 '12 at 17:39

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