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Why did Windows Update kill grub? - cannot reinstall

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Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Why did Windows Update kill grub? - cannot reinstall

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Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:58 pm

fehlix wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:55 pm
MX Boot Repair is actually intended to do GRUB-repair including reinstalling GRUB in UEFI mode,
probably better when booted in UEFI mode so UEFI NVRAM entries could be updates also.
Oops!

Sorry OP!

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Re: Why did Windows Update kill grub? - cannot reinstall

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Post by phykris » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:40 pm

I use legacy mode, not EFI.

When I installed MX-linux on one of my old dual boot systems, GRUB didn't see my old windows partition. But I could boot MX-linux.
I installed MX-linux in my old ubuntu partion. I formatted the whole ubuntu partition (removing ubuntu). Ubuntu had no problem on my system.
I expected that a simple Mx-boot-repair would solve the issue, but it didn't happen.
I had to do manually do a sudo update-grub to make it work.
I am still confused why mx-boot-repair couldn't do that.

So, maybe you can try a simple : sudo update-grub
After booting your MX-linux on your hard disk via your USB stick.

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