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Old 04-16-2013, 07:26 AM   #1
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Question Win 7 failed after Install Mint 14 beside win 7 on HP pavillion dv6 6091


Hello guys.

There is a fresh installed of windows 7 on my friends HP pavillion dv6 6091.
After installing Linux Mint 14 beside Win 7, every thing seems ok, Linux Mint 14 boot successful.

but when i trying to boot up with Win 7, it failed and "disk read error accoured" print out on screen.....

Whts the problem, i have no idea about this?
is it about to The UEFI?
 
Old 04-16-2013, 12:29 PM   #2
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Hello guys.

There is a fresh installed of windows 7 on my friends HP pavillion dv6 6091.
After installing Linux Mint 14 beside Win 7, every thing seems ok, Linux Mint 14 boot successful.

but when i trying to boot up with Win 7, it failed and "disk read error accoured" print out on screen.....

Whts the problem, i have no idea about this?
is it about to The UEFI?
Based on the info you provided I can only wildly guess, but this does not sound UEFI related. Do you know whether the machine uses UEFI at all? If you don't know I would guess it's using legacy BIOS.
I would assume that somehow the integrity of the windows partition was damaged during partitioning before installing Linux.
I am assuming you had to shrink the windows partition before installing Linux? How did you do that?
Any error messages there? Or did you even interrupt it because it took for ages?

In any event, first thing I'd do (unless already done) is boot into a live system and backup all data to an external drive.
If you cannot access the windows partition from within a live system you may also be looking at a hard disk damage...

Then, if possible at all (you did not say when the error message came up), try and boot windows in safe mode. (Typically by pressing F8 during boot). I had a similar problem recently when installing linux on a machine that had windows on it and windows was able to repair itself after booting it into safe mode. Whatever you do, be patient. Do not kill repair processes etc...
 
Old 04-16-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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Windows 7 usually has a separate boot partition. Is the grub entry for windows 7 pointing to the correct partition?
 
Old 04-16-2013, 03:00 PM   #4
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The hidden "recovery partition" on win7 ( from the OEM )
normally messes up the linux OS installers automatic settings

sda1 is normally the "recovery partition"
sda2 is normally the Windows C:\\ drive

--? normally ? ---

at a first guess
grub is pointing to sda1 and not sda2
-- for the legacy grub0.9
edit the /boot/grub/menu.lis

if grub 2

see the mint documentation on just where the default grub file is that is used to make the /boot/grub/grub.conf
 
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Based on the info you provided I can only wildly guess, but this does not sound UEFI related. Do you know whether the machine uses UEFI at all? If you don't know I would guess it's using legacy BIOS.
I would assume that somehow the integrity of the windows partition was damaged during partitioning before installing Linux.
.....processes etc...
every thing is fresh, one NTF(Primery) partition for win 7 - sda1
and one Extended Partition for all other logical partition - sda2
(one EXT4 mount as root, EXT4 mount as home and 2 other NTFS logical partition)

Mint boot loader Installed on main hard disk(sda), default choice in installing process.
before this one, i have exactly similar experience on other laptops and there was no any problem. :-/
 
Old 04-16-2013, 03:51 PM   #6
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Question i think yes

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Windows 7 usually has a separate boot partition. Is the grub entry for windows 7 pointing to the correct partition?
Exactly after finishing Mint installation when i was trying to boot with Win 7, disk read error accoured after entering the Windows 7 entry in boot menue.

Its not first time that i installign Mint beside Damn Mortal windows for my friends,
its first time that i see this error? :d

Its a good challenge for me.
thanks.
 
Old 04-16-2013, 05:39 PM   #7
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Try running the bootinfoscript on Mint and reviewing the output. If that doesn't help, post it here and someone should be able to help:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/
 
Old 04-17-2013, 03:03 PM   #8
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Try running the bootinfoscript on Mint and reviewing the output. If that doesn't help, post it here and someone should be able to help:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/
thanks for this script, i did it, and i think every thing was ok, but i lost output file

I try to install Mint 14 beside windows(automate installation by Mint default installer) without any extra setting, it did not work too, same error, same problems....
 
Old 04-17-2013, 03:39 PM   #9
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do you have a copy of "Gparted live cd"

if so pop it in and look at the partitioning
or use the mint os install dvd -- it can do the same things as gparted
( but i like gparted better than most install dvd's -- just an opinion )

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every thing is fresh, one NTF(Primery) partition for win 7 - sda1
and one Extended Partition for all other logical partition - sda2
(one EXT4 mount as root, EXT4 mount as home and 2 other NTFS logical partition)
ok you removed the oem recovery partition -- not needed with the win7 install dvd
sda1 then is C:\\
so a typical manual layout ( custom install ) for dual booting should look like this

--- chainload to the win7 bootloader )
Code:
sda1 windows 7 C:\\ ( with windows bootloader here )
sda2 /boot ( ext3 or 4 and on a PRIMARY partition ) about 100 meg to 1 gig 
sda3 - --- extended partition --- 
sda4  - " / "  about 25 to 100 gig 
sda5  -  SWAP ( about 2 gig if you have 4+ gig ram )
sda6 /home  ect4 , about 15 gig or more ( if and only if you want a separate home partition -- recommended for " new to linux users )
recommended because like all of us you WILL mess things up as you learn !-- fact of life --
this allows for easy reinstall and keeping your settings

just make sure that grub is installed to sda2 !!!!!
then set the computer to boot from that partition and not windows

Last edited by John VV; 04-17-2013 at 03:44 PM.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 03:54 PM   #10
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do you have a copy of "Gparted live cd"

if so pop it in and look at the partitioning ....

recommended because like all of us you WILL mess things up as you learn !-- fact of life --
this allows for easy reinstall and keeping your settings

just make sure that grub is installed to sda2 !!!!!
then set the computer to boot from that partition and not windows
Thanks dude, we decided to install mint inside windows for my friends.
it was ok and both of Damn Win and immortal Mint are ok :d
i dont know what was the wrong, but if i find the problem i will post it here.

Thanks guys....
 
  


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