Ubuntu :: Dual Booting But Deleted Windows Partition ?

Aug 13, 2011

I got an old Sony Vaio from a friend & wanted to keep a stripped down version of windows along side 10.04. During installation when I saw two Windows partitions. I saved the first one which was about 5 gig & deleted the other bigger partition & used ext4 on the free space for Ubuntu. I assume I only kept the recovery partition so basically I have sda1 (recovery partition)ntfs & the rest ext4. If I pick Windows from the grub menu at start-up the recovery starts but then shuts down with an error. I'm assuming its looking for the other ntfs partition to install & can't find it but I'm not sure what to do. I haven't done anything with Ubuntu yet so deleting & reinstalling is not a problem but if I do getting back to the restore menu probably will be. I don't have any disks that came with the computer either.

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General :: Dual Boot / Linux Partition Formatted But Not Booting Into Windows.

Aug 11, 2011

I have Vista Home edtion and Linux, I have formatted Linux partions and now that Grub is not letting me boot into Windows..I had C:wIndows D:New Volume and rest of the space was E:

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Ubuntu :: Deleted Windows From Dual-boot System

Jun 4, 2011

I had Ubuntu/Windows 7 dual boot. I decided not to use Windows anymore, so I deleted it's partition (using Gparted) and formatted it to ext4. Then I did update of grub.Here are few issues I am having now:

1. The new partition won't automount
2. I can not use new partition. It has only one directory - lost and found. I can't copy data there.
3. Grub still has Windows 7 option (it doesn't work of course)
4. Grub fails to boot (it says it didn't find /windows partition), so I have to always skip that manually

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Feb 23, 2011

I recently tried to install Ubuntu 10.10 on to my Windows 7 computer so that I could dual-boot it. I didn't want to mess about with partitioning and the lot so I just clicked Install inside Windows, assuming that it would install it and I wouldn't have to do anything. But after it installed I noticed that it had deleted all of my files and my Windows OS. I am wondering whether there is a way that I could retrieve my files, or if somebody could post some instructions so that this doesn't happen again.

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Ubuntu :: Deleted Data On Windows Partition?

Jan 28, 2011

I just made a very stupid mistake, and in result I just deleted almost everything on my windows 7 partition. I followed this guide: [URL].. for how to access my windows partition from ubuntu and it worked, but then I decided to rm -r the whole thing thinking it was a copy. I have no restore disks or any other type of backup. I know this maybe be impossible, but is there any way to recover my data?

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May 20, 2011

Don't have the Windows install disk. Tried to reinstall Ubuntu from the disk but it hangs at a black screen with aIf there's no disk it boots into grub rescue>.Edit: Also tried Super Grub Disk.Like the Ubuntu disk, computer doesn't seem to even acknowledge its existence and still boots into the "no such partition grub rescue>" command prompt screen.Edit2: Going to try Rescatux, I guess.Edit 3: I'm able to boot from the Ubuntu disk now, but it won't let me create a partition to install Ubuntu like it did before, offering only to replace Windows or to "try ubuntu".Edit 4: The following how-to does not work in my terminal. I get the result "Unable to locate package ms-sys" even after enabling community-maintained open source software (universe) and updating.

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Jun 10, 2011

So, I installed Ubuntu using Wubi.exe for Windows. Is there a way to access the files I have on Windows while I'm on Ubuntu? Basically, how can I access files on the other side of the partition?

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Feb 8, 2011

So I'm a total non-geek, and am totally stuck. A long time ago, I installed ubuntu to dual-boot with windows 7, and everything was peachy. I recently decided to get rid of the ubuntu partition since I've got another laptop that I'm using exclusively for ubuntu (probably a bad decision, but I'm sticking with it.) I backed up the files I care about, and then I deleted all partitions (from windows) except the C:, leaving me with the C: and unallocated space.

Of course, when I go to boot up my computer, it gets stuck on the "loading...please wait" screen that it used to show before showing me my various boot options (several ubuntu ones, and then the windows loader at the bottom). It may say something else before loading, I can't tell since my screen is intact. I suspect my windows 7 installation is still there, but I can't boot into it. I have an HP Pavilion DV2911. I have a live disk, but my optical drive no longer works. I *can* boot from USB (and load stuff onto a flash dive) but I don't know what to do. I have no recovery disk or partition, since I installed windows 7 myself, probably badly. Where do I go from here? Is it a simple boot.exe or MSR error that I can fix? Did I do something worse than that?

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May 28, 2010

After four attempts and diverse partition map problems, I finally managed to install successfully clean versions of both Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on my old MacBook Pro C2D (2,1) and a new 320 GB HDD, by following these instructions:[URL]

Now, I've got a big partition for Mac OS X (286 GB) and a small partition for Ubuntu (30 GB, as well as two smaller partitions for grub and swap). However, I'd like to shrink the Mac OS X partition to, say, 35 GB, and use the freed up 251 GB as a shared partition to keep files for access from both OSs. But Mac OS X Disk Utility won't let me resize the Mac OS X partition (and warns that it might not be a smart thing to do, as the disk has been partitioned for Boot Camp, etc).

Is there some way I can resize the partition, or do I have to start all over again?

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Jul 2, 2011

i am having some issues with dual booting my SL6.1 and Windows. The situation is that i recently acquired an old hard drive from a non-working computer of mine with Windows already installed (i know the windows is functional, as i tested it on my new PC with SL6.1 currently installed & everything runs fine)

The problem is that after editing the grub.config to include windows, windows will no longer boot after an attempt to install a legit version of McAffee anti-virus software which coincidently was only after the first attempt at running both OS's in a dual-boot fashion. Except past the windows start up screen before the dreaded blue-screen.
Which is weird because SL6.1 OS will still boot & works perfectly fine like always, so it doesn't really make sense.

My current setup is:
Disk 1: Solid-State:
Boot Partition
SL6 LVM1: Root Partition
Disk 2: Hard Drive:
SL6 LVM2: User, Temp & Swap Space Partitions (Different LVM to Root)
Disk 3: Hard Drive:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

My guess is its windows MBR. The reason i say this is because the Hard Drive contents of the Windows software still appears intact when accessing the drive from the Linux OS. I don't won't to go through the rigmarole of re-installing both OS's. So hopefully their is a relatively simple solution.

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Ubuntu :: Won't Boot After Installed Gparted And Deleted My Windows Partition

Jan 25, 2010

10 yr old Dell laptop with NO WORKING DRIVES. i was dual booting xp and xubuntu when i decided it was time to cut the cord. so i installed gparted and deleted my windows partition. now it won't boot. my assumption is that i never installed grub. i got a usb to ide cable so i can access the hard drive from my desktop (xp home edition). i read that grub should be in a folder called "boot". i see on my hard drive that i have: "disks", "winboot" "install", "uninstall-wubi.exe", and "xubuntu.ico". if i expand the "disks" folder, there is a "boot" folder containing another folder called "grub", but the folder is empty. is this where i install it? am i an idiot and missing something stupid? where do i download grub if i need it?

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Apr 1, 2011

I've read that, when configuring a dual-boot system, you should install Windows first to avoid any issues.Some questions: I'm assuming this has to do with the boot loader so: How is Windows boot loader so different that this matters? If I'm totally off, please explain.Is this the same case with Windows 7 and Windows XP? Depending on question 1 of course: Will installing Windows later on mean that it will definitely not work or just that you might encounter issues later on? Some tutorials are kind of ambiguous about that point.

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Jan 23, 2011

I've just got a Toshiba NB 250 netbook pre-loaded with Windows 7.

I'm hoping to dual boot this (Windows 7) with Ubuntu. There are three partitions (sda1, sda2, and sda3) already created on the disk. I'm thinking of reformatting the sda3 drive to EXT4 and loading Ubuntu onto this drive. I'm not sure what's on sda1, but sda2 appears to have the windows 7 on it (though I'm not sure about that).

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Jun 11, 2010

I had a dual boot on my dell mini inspiron for win xp and linux debian. Due to some issue with windows, I needed to reinstall it and remove debian. From within debian's inbuilt GParted, I deleted the partition containing windows, and now my system will not load any bootable CD (whether winXp or Gparted live cd). Everytime I restart the system with a bootable Cd, it still takes me into debian automatically.how to reformat my hard drive by deleting linux partitions and re-install winxp from bootable cd.

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Mar 9, 2010

is it possible to use a Windows-based recovery partition on a dual-boot computer to overwrite the Ubuntu partition and remove the GRUB loader? For instance, if you booted up your computer, accessed the hidden recovery partition and used it to reset the computer to it's factory default settings, would that effectively remove the Ubuntu partition and the GRUB loader? Would a completely new installation of Windows overwrite/uninstall Ubuntu and GRUB automatically?

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Apr 24, 2010

I'm using the latest version of EasyBCD (as of now) to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7. I added an entry "Ubuntu 10.04" to the boot menu, selecting Grub as the type.However when I choose Ubuntu upon startup I get this.Upon hitting any key I get this.Wanted to mess around with Grub and mbr, but I'm afraid I'll screw my hard drives up

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Nov 21, 2010

Well to get started i need help understanding why grub locks up during boot. I installed Mint 2 weeks ago and this has been happening since day one. For some reason when trying to either boot from my distro or os the keys lock not letting me chose any of the options. what ever option is selected during the boot that would be the selection i will be entering into. This happen randomly not always sometime i would have to boot 4 or 5 times before grub let's me chose any of the option's. Here is where my Window's and Linux partition stand.

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Maybe i did something wrong during installation if so is there a way to correct this problem that is occurring with out me having to do any fresh in stall's on both part's.

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Jun 23, 2011

The problem is that I need to use windows as well every now and then for gaming. So I have an internal hard drive dedicated to windows out of my laptop and one inside for kubuntu. Changing hard drives out every time I game is a bit of a bother and wondered if anybody has booted into windows without fiddling about with the hard drives. Can windows be booted from outside the laptop? (e.g. by using a sata to USB converter frame)?

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Jul 22, 2011

setting windows as the default OS when dual booting ubuntu. Have gone into system settings on both windows and ubuntus and chosen the option to boot windows vista first, but it has not worked.

ps. am using windows vista and ubuntu 10.10

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Jan 8, 2009

I have a Lenovo thinkpad T400 with Vista x64 that I want to dual-boot with fedora 10. The T400's original config has 3 primary partions:

1) Vista boot partition (some weird partition that it only uses to boot... this is my first time using Vista so I don't know the details, but I think it has to be there and it has to be a separate partition from the "data" partition)

2) Vista data partition

3) Lenovo Rescue and Recovery partition (a separate bootable partition that is used for recovery, backups, ...)

My first attempt was to shrink the recovery partition and add a new extended partition that has the two standard fedora logical volumes and an extra NTFS to be shared between the OS's (I usually use FAT32 for this one, but NTFS support seems to be pretty solid now).

Everything was fine, but I couldn't boot into the rescue partition. According to this site:

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You *have* to have a linux boot partition be your primary partition. Other people have told me the same thing and that site has an explanation, but I don't get it =)

So, it seems that I need 5 primaries (3 original vista/lenovo primaries, 1 linux primaray to put the boot stuff into, and 1 extended for everything else) to make this work (which is not possible). Can anyone think of something else I could do (other than getting rid of Vista and the Lenovo stuff and giving them both the finger?) I'm thinking maybe I could make an extended partition and move one or more of the Vista/Lenovo partitions in there, but I'm not sure if they could boot.

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Mar 7, 2009

I'm trying to achieve my dream (but indeed not perfect) boot scenario: dual-boot OpenSUSE and Fedora with shared /boot, /home and SWAP partitions. First I installed OpenSUSE (sda3 on my layout below) with separate /boot (sda2), /home (sda5, encrypted) and SWAP (sda6), next I installed Fedora on /dev/sda1, and pointed it to mount sda2, sda5, sda6 with respective mount points, without formatting. I proceeded with the installation without installing new GRUB bootloader (overwriting an existing one).

It was successfull and now I'm back in OpenSuSE trying to edit menu.lst file (under /boot/grub) to make GRUB boot Fedora.

I attached a copy of menu.lst I cooked up for now. OK, it's a mess. Life would be allot easier if I didn't have a separate /boot partition, as I could just chainload, but it's no longer possible (or is it?). May be I needed to specify the resume device or problem is in initrd? below are the contents of /boot:

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Feb 13, 2010

The problem is, on a machine, you can only have 4 primary partitions. sda1 and sda2 are my Vista and Recovery partitions respectively, which eliminates two of my primary partitions already. I myself have never used logical partitions, and was wondering if any of the partitions the Beginner's Guide recommends (/, swap, /var, and /home) could be made logical, and if I even need a swap partition.

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Jul 15, 2010

I have booted from the .iso cd I made on my Mac last night and was tempted to install it on a 6gb partition that I have on my main HDD but was a bit scared to go past the fourth (or so) step in manual installing where I pick that partition and *do what?* Is it going to install the OS on that partition and leave everything else alone to give me a dual booting PowerMac? It doesn't quite say. I am fearful of screwing up my little ol' machine. Can anyone direct me to something that gives a step by step in manual installation on an already created (HFC+) partition to create a dual booting PowerMac?

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Jun 26, 2009

I run an Intel DP35DP motherboard with 3.0 gig Intel processor with 4 gig of ram. Two 500 gig Sata hard drives. The first hard drive is for Windows XP. The second hard drive is four 6 different flavors of Linux and Data backups. Drive 2 the first 120 gigs is split into six 20 gig partitions with a 2 gig swap file. The second 370 gig is for file backups and Norton Ghost 2009 images.

Install Fedora 11 on the second hard drive and use the automatic partitioning tool but don't put grub on your Master MBR put it on the root partition on your second drive. When you get to the Boot Loader Configuration screen make sure you check the Configure advanced boot loader options. The next screen will give the option where to put Grub Boot Loader. It should say like sda or sdb. Sda is usually your XP Drive. From their finish loading. Put Grub on Sdb?.

Now duel booting using XP boot manager.

Go to [url] and download Bootpa26.zip (It's freeware) Unzip the file and it will make a directory called Bootpart. From the Windows command line change directories to C:ootpartootpa26. Run the command bootpart. This is what you should see.

If youll notice I highlighted in red. That is you�re first Linux root partition 1: D:* Type=83

Run the command Bootpart 1 fedora11.lnx Fedora 11 Leonidas

This will add a boot line to your Boot.INI file.

My file looks like this:

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Jan 22, 2010

I have a question about dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu 9.10. What I want to be able to do is store my multimeda and open office files on a partition that can be read by both windows and ubuntu, I just don't know how to do this. What kind of partition should I make it? Should it be done in windows 7 or ubuntu?

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Jan 27, 2010

Right, so I've looked high and low for the answer to this problem and haven't found it, although I've found a million and a half threads about grub especially when it comes to dual booting windows. Which I'm not. What I am though, I suspect, is an idiot who shouldn't mess around with my computer at 4 am.

So the problem is every time I turn on my pc, grub tells me it can't find a file system and goes into recovery mode. Can't boot into ubuntu at all. Am using the live disk to type this.

I also think I know why grub is doing this, I was dual booting windows before, I had windows installed originally, added ubuntu to a new partition. Was having problems with grub. Figured that reinstalling it wouldn't be a bad idea, it might fix it. In that process I did something rather stupid, I accidentally installed grub to my other internal hard drive. There is no operating system on it. Just movies, music, etc. The problem, I think, is that my second hard drive is sda, and the one with my os is sdb, which I suspect means that grub is loading from sda and finding no operating system, rather than from sdb. (It's like that because my larger drive wouldn't fit into the sda slot on my computer, long story.) How do I remove grub from sda?

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Feb 1, 2010

i Have two Hard-drives a WD 500Gb Sata with windows 7 installed and an IDE Maxtor 40Gb mounted as slave .I want Ubuntu to be installed on the Maxtor.I usually used to choose grub to be installed on the MBR of the first one , but that meant that every time i needed to reinstall windows or Ubuntu i Would loose both of them, how to do so, without effecting the boot loader of the windows but still capable of booting both.Story made short, if i disconnect any of the hard drives i would still be capable of booting into the other.

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Mar 5, 2010

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I did the install from the 64 bit edition Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala iso file and when I restart is gives me the no root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu. Unfortunately I don't know if it means the window installation or the Ubuntu one. I also don't know exactly how to get to it if it isn't the windows one. I also want a triple boot with Windows XP Professional SP 3 32 bit.

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Jun 13, 2010

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Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {bootmgr}

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