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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:09 pm 
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Okay so here's the situation: I have recently installed Win XP 64 bit and was going to have a triple-boot system going up.

The problem is that Windows XP 64 bit overwrote my GRUB install. Due to my past experiences trying to get a new GRUB, I have decided the whole thing is not worth the effort unless someone teaches me how to fix this up step by step.

Now, there's the new problem. I have files on my old Linux build that's gathering dust in my hard-drive. I can't delete it because I need those files. I still know my old password and user-name for it but the Ubuntu Live CD + permissions gayness i used to use won't let me get those files.

I'm sure someone here has done this before, so... anyone?

(I am planning to reinstall Ubuntu and wipe it on the new release)


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This is probably your easiest solution...

http://www.fs-driver.org/faq.html

You could also reload grub via the livecd plenty of articles on how to do that via a google search.


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I believe Linux Mint live-cd's will allow you to access files on hard disk partitions. I may be wrong about this so correct me if I am wrong.


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kwisher wrote:
I believe Linux Mint live-cd's will allow you to access files on hard disk partitions. I may be wrong about this so correct me if I am wrong.


Actually any livecd will allow you to do that.


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furball146 wrote:
This is probably your easiest solution...

http://www.fs-driver.org/faq.html

You could also reload grub via the livecd plenty of articles on how to do that via a google search.


That's amazing!!!! +rep!

You saved me a bunch with that!


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