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Accessing linux partition on dual boot laptop

Link to this post 07 Feb 11

I've been having trouble accessing the linux partition on my laptop. I had to reformat my windows partition, and after I did I lost access to the linux partition.

The partition is still There, it shows that all the data is still there in the partition, but I can't get into it. All my music, pictures and documents are still on the linux partition.

I don't know how to make the option come back when I turn on my laptop for me to choose if I want windows or linux to boot. Can anyone give me some advice?

Link to this post 07 Feb 11

would this erase the data I already have on linux though? I don't want to lose the files I have on there.

Link to this post 07 Feb 11

gymnast_is_me wrote:

would this erase the data I already have on linux though? I don't want to lose the files I have on there.

No, it will only replace the data which is in the mbr, which will only replace the windows bootloader with grub2.

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