I recently messed up my Master Boot Record and my system is not booting. I was dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. Both of them are not loading now. I don't care if I lose my windows, but I want my Ubuntu back!!

How to get it (I have a fresh Ubuntu 10.10 LTS disk with me). I went through the install wizard but feared that I may loose my existing installation/setup. Thats why I came here to check what is the ideal procedure to only update the Boot record instead of a full installation.


This is covered in detail in the Ubuntu Community Documentation.

  • Thanks for the link.. I am trying the steps now.. Will post an update soon.. – bragboy Jan 16 '11 at 20:39
  • AMAZINGGGG!!!!!! THANKS A BILLION!!!!!! I feared that I would lose my entire work!! You saved me many hours and days of work! – bragboy Jan 16 '11 at 20:50
  • I'm glad it worked. :-) – htorque Jan 16 '11 at 20:54

If you have an alternate CD you can use "Rescue a broken System" when this has loaded you can see a menu entry to re-install the grub menu.

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