Ubuntu Installation :: Lost My Windows Cd / Get That Back?

Jan 23, 2010

I am happy with ubuntu it's cool, but I want to go back to windows. I lost my windows cd. So I made a blank disc with an iso file. But the problem is. When I try to keep it inside my computer and restart it won't load. I think grub has something to do with this.

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Fedora Installation :: Lost Windows Vista After Installing F12 / Get It Back?

Apr 15, 2010

After installing Fedora 12 from a live CD, I ended up that my Vista completly gone is.
In the grub loader, I cannot see my Vista boot record.

I thought when installing, I choose 'use free space', as there I reservered 7 gigabyte for Fedora.

I can see all the files including my Windows directories and home.

Is there a possibility that I can recover my Vista? and so, make it dual boot?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Lost In Upgrade / Get That Back?

May 14, 2010

I would like to have your help.
I upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04 and lost my grub in between.
During the upgrade I installed grub on sda1.

Can you help me to recover my grub.

I inserted the contents of the RESULTS.txt here. code...

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Ubuntu Installation :: Get Out Of Text Console And Back To GUI - Read Lost Login Name And Password?

Jan 17, 2010

The author (somewhere on these Ubuntu forums directed........ Ctrl + Alt + F1 which I thought was going to be the "Terminal" but nothing similar. I have about a half dozen different names/passwords for Ubuntu but none will work to log in. How to get out of this text console and back to Ubuntu GUI? And, how to read my lost LogIn name and password for this "Text Console"?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Lost Emails , Bookmarks And Pictures After Upgrade To Lucid / Need Back

May 5, 2010

I upgraded from Karmic to Lucid (Ubuntu 10.04) a few days ago (without backing up any data first). At first everything seemed fine but yesterday three things happened:

1. All my emails and address book have disappeared in Thunderbird. When I started Thunderbird, it took me through the wizard and seems to have overwritten my profile with a new one. There is only one profile in the Thunderbird folder and it seems to contain no emails and only a new, blank address book (the small size of the folder backs this up. I searched the hard drive but found no other emails or address book files.

2. My bookmarks have disappeared from Google Chrome. Again, it seems to have created a new, blank bookmark file. The bookmark.bak file is similarly blank and when I search I can find no other bookmark files.

3. The Pictures folder (in the home folder) is now empty; suggesting that ubuntu has either overwritten the Pictures folder with a new blank folder or deleted all the files in it. Again, when I search the hard drive for jpg files, it doesn't find any of the pictures that were in the Pictures folder.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Windows 7 Lost On Update To 10.04?

Jun 3, 2010

When I try booting windows from grub, I get nothing but a black screen, and blinking cursor. I have succedeed in locating the issue - when I have updated from 9.10 to 10.04, grub asked where he was supposed to install itself - apparently, this does bad things to NTFS boot sectors.

I've tried the testdisk fix, that apparently solves the problem for most people, to no avail. I tried recovering through the Win7 disk too, and, eerily, that only succeded in killing the mbr too, forcing me to reinstall grub from the livecd.

sudo fdisk-l says this:

Disco /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 byte
255 testine, 63 settori/tracce, 121601 cilindri
Unit = cilindri di 16065 * 512 = 8225280 byte3


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Ubuntu Installation :: Lost Dual Boot With 10.04 And Windows 7

Apr 6, 2011

How can I get my dual boot working again? I had a dual boot with Ubuntu 10.04 and windows 7. It was all well tweaked but I was annoyed with the ugly boot menue with old kernells so I decided to install BURG loader and remove some of the old kernells. So I did and after that I have not been able to reach my Ubuntu boot.

After multiple attempt to restore the old kernells and reinstall grub (through a USB live stick) i couldnt log in to either system (following the steps in this support thread [URL] Finally i mamanged to get my windows 7 working but my boot menue only shows memtest and windows 7 (not Ubuntu). I am affraid to tamper around to much and having a non funtional lap-top in the end. My lap-top still "miss" 40 GB that was set aside for the Ubuntu boot.

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Installation :: Getting Windows Back After Ubuntu?

Oct 7, 2010

I hope everyone is doing great. I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop which came with Windows 7 preloaded. How I did it is that I created a new parition for Ubuntu on the same harddisk which had windows installed on a separate parition and installed Ubuntu on the new parition and made it the primary partition. The windows is still lying on its own partition.how to get windows working as well without loosing the Ubuntu installation.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Going Back To Windows 7 Only?

Dec 2, 2010

I was able to install Lucid Lynx 64-bit. I selected manual partitioning which I completed without complication.

I encountered several problems after installation:

I could not use my Radeon HD 5870 graphics card. Whenever I enabled it in the BIOS, the monitor would go to "sleep." When it was disabled and the onboard 4200 graphics card was used, everything was normal. Of course, this meant that I could not enjoy my PC gaming.

Next, I could not connect to the internet.

I searched for solutions and found one [here]. After I performed this procedure, I activated the ATI proprietary driver. I also had internet! Everything seemed great. I was about to enjoy the fruits of my labor.

When I rebooted and went to Windows to make sure everything was good on that end, I got the...wait for it...waaait for it...blue screen of death.

That's where I'm at. I'm extremely hesitant to do anything else at this point for fear of not being able to use Windows altogether (I need it for school). However, during the school break, I plan to re-format the HD because I don't see any possible solution to the BSOD. Using the Windows recovery disk availed nothing whatsoever.

Furthermore, since I don't have an actual Windows CD, and my recovery disk is not doing jack, that means I will be buying a Windows 7 Home Premium disc for $175. I wasn't expecting that when I installed Ubuntu. =(

I guess what I need to know is whether I can re-format my HD to the way it was pre-Ubuntu. That means, will I be able to delete the Ubuntu partitions?

Next, is there somewhere where the Ubuntu gurus go to learn all "sudo" codes? I know there are quite a few books out there on Ubuntu and Linux, but where does everyone get their knowledge? With Windows, you can go to the website tutorial or Microsoft itself. The only vast field of knowledge I've seen with Ubuntu is this forum and perhaps Linux forum, in addition to the books. I guess that's relatively equivalent, but I don't know, I guess I'm just disconcerted because I find myself plugging in codes which I am not familiar with.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Get Windows Back

Jan 11, 2011

I installed ubuntu for the first time, but then I used to get two boot options, "ubuntu" or "windows". So I loaded up windows and after googling a few things, managed to set ubuntu as the default option by going to system settings in windows and changing the boot options.

I am totally regretting this now, but I set the time limit to zero (ie load ubuntu without prompt) and now I can't get windows back? I have installed startup manager but the windows option on there "windows loader" does not work and does not bring it back (the screen stays blank until I have to restart).

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub2 Lost Everytime Windows Boots?

Jun 10, 2010

I have a dual boot system with Lucid Lynx and a Windows 7 that came with the laptop (it's a Dell Studio with an i3 processor).

Grub2 boots into Win7 and Ubuntu just fine. The thing is that if I choose Win7, next time Grub doesn't show up. I can't boot anything and the screen turns black. I can reinstall grub2 with Ubuntu's live CD and the cycle starts all over again, it's very annoying.

These facts may or may not be important: I think that this started happening when I uninstalled wubi after being able to install ubuntu through another method When reinstalling grub there's an error that repeats through many lines of the terminal (I can't remember what it says, if you think it's important I can check). Anyway, it ends up saying the installation finished successfully.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 9.04 - Lost Grub Legacy In Windows Reinstall

Jun 19, 2010

I dual-boot ubuntu 9.04 and windows 7. I recently reinstalled windows, and it wiped grub-legacy off of my MBR. Reinstalling grub shouldn't be tough, right, especially with clear instructions? Anyway, I can't get anywhere with the official instructions here: [URL]. The first issue is that the current live CD has no program "grub" in terminal. I dug up an old live cd, but I couldn't get anything with the directions:

Find where Grub is. If this gives a few different answers then you will need to find the correct one, perhaps by trial-and-error.
find /boot/grub/stage1
That command didn't find anything, nor did some similar commands found on google.

So I'm really at a loss. What should I do?
-Can I install Grub 2 on my MBR? Will that work with 9.04?
-Can I access my 9.04 install, copy files to Windows, and then just format the partition and clean install 10.04?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Lost Windows Entry In Grub After Update

Jul 9, 2010

Ubuntu's update manager recently updated the Grub menu.lst file. It let me decide if I wanted to keep my old menu.lst or the new one. After deciding that I was fine with the new one, I found out that I can no longer boot into Windows 7. I had previously edited menu.lst so that Windows would be at the top of the list, however, I didn't notice that this had put it into the automagic update area, and I realize now that I should have just edited what the default number was instead of moving around the entries.

Anyways, I can no longer access my Windows 7 OS via Grub, and I was wondering what sort of fix I can have for this. I've tried running update-grub, but it hasn't fixed the problem. The Windows bootloader is on the first partition of the only hard drive, as far as I can remember.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Setup Windows On Server - Lost Grub Now

Aug 9, 2011

I setup windows on my ubuntu server. I loss grub now. What I should do?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Boot Back Into Windows 7

May 9, 2010

I wanted to go back to try Ubuntu again. I used to use it and I wanted to try it again. So I make a partition on my external hard drive to put Ubuntu in. I tried WUBI but that wouldn't work, so I downloaded it and burned it to a disc. I boot into the disc and install Ubuntu NOT on the partition I made. (It wouldn't install there). So it made it's own partition on my External Hard Drive. It installs, my computer restarts and the disc comes out.

My computer is booting up when a command line type screen comes up saying GRUB recovery or something along the lines. I can't do anything or get past it. So I restart my computer with the Ubuntu disc in, and it brings me back to the install menu like it never did anything. I looked in the Disc Utility and saw everything is still in it's place, so nothing happened. I really don't want to be stuck in this Try Ubuntu thing. I can give you all the information I can.


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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Get Back To Windows From Grub

Apr 12, 2011

I just did a fresh install of Windows XP Home Edition and then a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10. I can't get Grub2 to find the Windows partition using the prober though. Here is the output of the Boot_Info_Script005 file.


Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #6 for (,msdos6)/boot/grub.


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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrading Windows Get GRUB Back?

Jul 6, 2010

I had Vista loaded on my computer, then loaded the BRILLIANT ubuntu onto a second partition! This gave me the GRUB boot loader which is fine.My 2 points are;1. Can I change the position of the items in the GRUB loader so if no keys are pressed it loads Windows automatically?? (Its for my sons computer!!) Also can I edit the GRUB so its less complicated for him??2.I want to update his Windows to Win 7, free upgrade! This over rights the Win partition and will therefore get rid of my GRUB loader. When I have updated how can I get back the ability to chose between booting Win 7 and Ubuntu?? How do I get the GRUB back?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Setup To Allow To Boot Back Into Windows 7?

Jun 17, 2011

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 via USB drive. I have 3 disks on my system. Two are 1TB drives and are actual real drives, labeled sda and sdb. sda is where I installed Ubuntu (on its own drive). I also made sure that GRUB was assigned to sda during setup.The 3rd drive isn't really a physical drive, it's a stripped RAID. My BIOS has Intel raid support, and I have 2 500GB drives that form one 1TB drive, and that's the one that Windows 7 is installed on. How do I setup GRUB to allow me to boot back into Windows 7?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Add Windows Back To Dual Boot ?

Jul 2, 2011

I deleted windows xp a while back from dual booting. now i would like it back... and have no idea how to do that and without losing my files.

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Ubuntu :: Lost My Panel / Get This Back Up?

Jul 16, 2010

Today I removed my panel at the top of my screen by mistake. The panel showed open programs and my firewall icon, which I liked. Does anyone know how I can get this back up please?

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Ubuntu :: Lost SD Card / Get It Back?

Jun 28, 2011

Alright so I lost a sd card that I had uploaded to my comp before it crashed but I wiped the card before I lost it and I want back what was on it..I have ran testdisk and photorec and it has only brought me back 5 or so pics, but when I search the card in deleted files through either program it lets me see the file names, and when I try to save it the computer doesn't read the jpeg file when I go to open the recovered file.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Lost Grub Menu After Windows Server 2008 Install?

May 25, 2011

I was getting ubuntu grub menu, and i was able to login to windows xp, windows server 2008 and ubuntu 10.10. Recently there was some problem with windows server 2008 and i had to reinstall it, once i did that i lost my grub menu. now i am getting plain windows menu with option of login into windows xp and windows 2008. So how can i restore the grub menu, so that i can login into all the three os from one point.

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Fedora :: Windows (dynamic) Ntfs Partion Has Lost On Installation Of F14

Nov 27, 2010

I have a two Hard disk one of which is 160GB & other is 500GB. In 160GB HD I had installed fedora 13 & in 500GB Windows 7. There was my unluck that the whole of partion of 500GB were convered into dynamic disk so that i was unable to access other partion of 500GB HD. i searched for that but ultimately i was unsuccessful. Now I decide to format the C: drive (of 500GB HD).C: drive was 80GB size and there was a system information partition of 100MB created on windows seven installation.Now on installation of fedora 14 in 500GB (at partition 80GB + 100MB) i am unble to access other D: & e: drive. In Disk utility of fedora it is showing 414GB free.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Missing Windows 7 Boot Option - Get Back?

Jun 5, 2011

just recently, while attempting to boot to windows 7, i happened to select the wrong boot option by mistake, that is the windows 7 recovery (something like that, cant remember it specifically, but the word 'recovery' is there). the option has been there eversince i installed ubuntu 11.04 on my system, of which i cant find the answer as to why it existed there. so once i selected it (which was by mistake), it took me into some recovery process which i abandoned as quickly. it restarted and the windows 7 option was no longer there. the windows 7 recovery option, however, is still there. How to get my windows 7 boot option back?

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Debian Installation :: Can't Boot Back To Windows

Nov 20, 2015

I installed Debian 5 hours ago, and I am fighting with it since then. I'll pass on the tons of issues I am encountering (wrong desktop environment (I asked for debian's, I got Gnome), shitload of various errors when doing basic things, resolution of a minitel).

The biggest issue I am having is that Grub is not listing Windows and I can't boot into it. I've tried os-prober and update-grub, the boot info script detects Windows 7 (it's windows 10 but, whatever), I've tried to boot into a windows repair USB stick and fix the mbr and boot through the cmd (which both returned success). I am currently trying to create boot-repair USB stick, but I keep getting errors about file systems not handling symbolic links...

How can I repair Windows boot (which seems to have been messed up by Debian's setup)..

Also, I am quite used to linux and unix systems, as I am dev and use Mac OS at work and used Ubuntu/Fedora for years, and I never had such a bad and messy experience with any of those OS...

Here is the boot-info generated with Boot-Repair-Disk [URL] .....

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Dec 5, 2008

I know practically nothing about Linux but am trying to learn. I actually want to get certified Linux+. So I figure this forum would be a great resource. Anyway, I have a dual boot situation going on my laptop with Windows XP and Ubuntu, and am pretty frustrated that I seem to forced to use GRUB. I really dont feel like reinstalling. Is there a way to simply change it back to using the Windows bootloader?

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Ubuntu :: Lost 500 GB Hard Disk / Get That Back?

Mar 6, 2010

I was watching a video with VLC and my computer freezed. After five minutes, I restarted it.

Now I can't mount my external 500 GB hard disk code...

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Ubuntu :: Lost WIN7 After Installing U10.04 / Get That Back?

Oct 2, 2010

I have a harddisk which is partiotioned in C & D. I've installed WIN XP on C and WIN 7 on D. Then I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on D beside WIN 7. Now I can't access to WIN 7 and also to drive D in XIN XP and in Ubuntu.
What can I do to get back WIN 7 and drive D ?

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Ubuntu :: Lost GUI After Running Grub / Get It Back?

Feb 5, 2011

Login in problems:
I was trying to fix the brightness on my toshiba T130 Satellite laptop and found these instruction [Note: I did not try XRANDR option]
If backlight control doesn't work with the 'XRANDR' option above, use this code...

Safe the file, run 'sudo update-grub' and reboot.

Credits: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...id/+bug/392948[/INDENT]http://www.linlap.com/wiki/toshiba+satellite+t130
However after running these instructions and rebooting my laptop I lost the GUI, and do not know how to get it back.
If it helps the loader screen with the 4 dots has gone slightly skewed, and I've downloaded the most recent update changes.

I can get GUI through recovery mode and running it in failsafex, but I don't think this is a good solution.

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Ubuntu :: NTFS Partition Lost / Get That Back?

Feb 26, 2011

I'm using Windows 7 and Ubuntu in two differents partitions in my hard drive. I was on Windows 7 and decided to reboot. When the grub screen should have appeared, instead the computer rebooted itself. It continues to do so. I put Ubuntu 10.10 Live CD and it keeps "loading" forever, but doesn't hang. In the console, it said something like "input/output" error. I tried with my Win 7 DVD and it was the same: it doesn't reach the part where it shows the menu with all the installation options.

I tried with Gparted and it loaded fine. It showed all my partitions, but there wasn't (I think) more that I could have done with it. I tried then user Super Grub Boot. I finally could enter Ubuntu. Everything is fine except that it doesn't show my Window partition. It's like it doesn't exist anymore, so I can't backup my files. Now, I haven't tried loading Win 7 from Super Grub Boot (I'm going to do it just as soon as I post this), but this is pretty weird. Anyone have any idea what is going on and what can I do to this this?

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