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does GRUB get overwritten if i repair winXP

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    iinfi mekalodu

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    i have winXP and KUBUNTU in my PC. i m gonna repair windowsXP and want to know whether GRUB will get overwritten?

    GRUB gives me options abt which OS to boot.

    and does anyone have an e-book or link to downloadable material on linux administration?? FREE material of course.
    but i want downloadable
     
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    hey Linux guru thanks for ur help .....
    but the GRUB didnt get overwritten !!! :d
    i didnt need the installation CD of KUBUNTU!!!

    cud be bcoz the windows and Linux are installed in different HDD in my PC.

    and thanks for the link !!!
     
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    Probably yes. Windows will clear mbr of the hdd which it was installed. And grub may be installed on the other hdd. Anyway that was good news for u too. ;)
     
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    that is a possibility...
    and if in future the need arises for anyone,

    te simplest is to run any Live Linux and restore grub using some command like grub-restore (dont remember exactly, read somewhere)
     
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