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Visual Studio 2010 Grub 2 Boot loader MBR corruption RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am dual booting windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu Linux with grub 2 as the boot loader.  When I use Visual studio in windows alot, the bootloader gets damaged, and the computer fails to boot (discovered when restarting) untill it is repaired.

    I don't think this is a linux problem, I think visual studio 2010 in windows is writing to the extended MBR, as part of the license manager stuff perhaps, and breaking Grub. This is a known problem with license manager behavior.

    Please confirm or deny this accusation. 

    Thanks


    errold32
    Sunday, October 9, 2011 6:34 AM

Answers

  • it's impossible. You need find a way to fix grub, but i think it is not VS's fault
    NEU_ShieldEdge
    • Marked as answer by lucy-liuModerator Friday, October 14, 2011 10:03 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Errold32 Friday, October 14, 2011 1:48 PM
    • Marked as answer by Errold32 Sunday, October 16, 2011 2:47 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Errold32 Monday, October 17, 2011 6:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by lucy-liuModerator Friday, October 21, 2011 9:51 AM
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:42 AM
  • Hi ErroId32,

    The visual studio will not write MBR, so it is not a VS development issue.

    I recommend you to write a new post to http://connect.microsoft.com forum. Microsoft engineers will evaluate them seriously, thanks.

     

    Best regards,

    Lucy


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    Friday, October 21, 2011 9:51 AM
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All replies

  • it's impossible. You need find a way to fix grub, but i think it is not VS's fault
    NEU_ShieldEdge
    • Marked as answer by lucy-liuModerator Friday, October 14, 2011 10:03 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Errold32 Friday, October 14, 2011 1:48 PM
    • Marked as answer by Errold32 Sunday, October 16, 2011 2:47 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Errold32 Monday, October 17, 2011 6:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by lucy-liuModerator Friday, October 21, 2011 9:51 AM
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:42 AM
  • Impossible? Explain then, because it keeps happening. Anyone else who works on visual studio have any input?
    errold32
    Monday, October 17, 2011 6:59 PM
  • Hi ErroId32,

    The visual studio will not write MBR, so it is not a VS development issue.

    I recommend you to write a new post to http://connect.microsoft.com forum. Microsoft engineers will evaluate them seriously, thanks.

     

    Best regards,

    Lucy


    Lucy Liu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
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    Friday, October 21, 2011 9:51 AM
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