Install Windows Bootloader from Linux Live CD

  1. Boot your linux live cd
  2. Open the terminal
  3. Write the following commands :

sudo apt-get install lilo

sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr

Now you will be able to boot into windows.

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Recovering Windows Bootloader

Recovering Windows Bootloader

Every now and then, after much searching, we come upon life-saving articles. I’m just trying to make them easier to find.

This article, especially the third part of it, tells how to create the masterbootrecord from scratch with the help of a terminal. Hopefully not many people should need to access this, but for those who might, it’s a life-saver.