Backup Question

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kritic, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. kritic

    kritic MDL Novice

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    I have a question about backups. I made a system image backup of my win 7 OS. I use no loaders or anything on this machine, it's a legit OEM license.What I am wondering about though is I installed Ubuntu on a second partition and dual boot via grub. If I ever have to use this system image will it boot with grub in the MBR? Trying to save myself some headaches if I ever do have to use this backup. Thanks
     
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    iamanoob MDL Senior Member

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  3. kritic

    kritic MDL Novice

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    It was a system image made with windows backup. Pretty sure the Ubuntu partition was not imaged because windows can't read it but maybe so.If anyone knows for sure let me know. thanks
     
  4. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    #4 Rosco, Apr 14, 2010
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    Depends on what Windows backup does with the MBR - other backup programs like Acronis let you choose to backup the MBR or not - same for restore.

    I reckon Windows will back it up and restore it and thus your GRUB loader is confined to the dustbin and your system will boot only Windows.

    So - why not simply create a new backup with the MBR as it is - I assume Windows backup will simply do a byte for byte copy and the MBR should restore as it was when backed up.
     
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