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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bootmgr is missing after Grub Restore

If you windows is reinstalled after Linux, and then grub is restored in the recent versions of grub one may come across the problem in windows booting:

 BOOTMGR is missing 
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

This is because, grub-restore will just recovers the earlier configuration file which contains the information about the UUID (Universally Unique IDentifier) of the earlier partition.

A simplest solution for this is to comment the line with -fs-uuid for windows partition.

To do this open terminal from Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal
Then type in:

gksudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Find out the menu entry for windows ie;

the entry which starts with
#menuentry "Windows xxxxxxxx (loader) (on /dev/sdax)"{

With in that entry put a # symbol before the line

#        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Then save the file, close and restart the system to go into windows...

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