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Low Man 07-03-2007 05:31 AM

[HELP]Broken windows booting. Able to boot to xubuntu.
 
Hi,

I am very new to linux.
Not yet converted to Linux.

Now i am using xubuntu (feisty fawn)

Can't boot as well.
Trouble is caused by installing wrong linux (ubuntustudio) and with LILO as well, but as it's in text format, so i can't understand it.
Decided to cancel it, and voila...

My linux and windows are gone.
Make a clean install of xubuntu, now i can't boot to windows.
I know i can do the hassle by booting from the windows boot CD and repair the MBR, but it will remove the grub and will make me install the xubuntu again (done that!).

So, please let me know what to do to activate the windows boot again?

Oh ya, i am using windows server 2003 and windows XP media center (usually given choice after grub windows)

Hereby i show the "sudo fdisk -l"
Code:

root@bule-xubuntu:~# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hdd: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

  Device Boot      Start        End      Blocks  Id  System
/dev/hdd1  *          1        1148    9221278+  83  Linux
/dev/hdd2            1276        2550    10241437+  7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdd3            2551        4864    18587205    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdd4            1149        1275    1020127+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hdd5            2551        4864    18587173+  7  HPFS/NTFS

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

  Device Boot      Start        End      Blocks  Id  System
/dev/sda1              1        2550    20482843+  7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2  *        2551        7650    40965750    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3            7651      24321  133909807+  f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5            7651      13388    46090453+  7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6          13389      14025    5116671  83  Linux
/dev/sda7          14026      21675    61448593+  7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda8          21676      24321    21253963+  7  HPFS/NTFS

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.

b0uncer 07-03-2007 06:26 AM

What's really wrong with Windows booting, any error messages?

I might just try loading the Windows Recovery Console and doing the repair stuff you mentioned, if it works (doesn't work on my pc at least), because reinstalling GRUB doesn't mean reinstalling the whole Xubuntu. You can just as well create a bootdisk (or use Xubuntu setup disc!) and after you've fixed the MBR so that Windows boots normally, boot from the bootdisk/setup disc of your Linux and run grub-install for your hardware installation, followed by a grub-update (to fill the list of operating systems).

Low Man 07-03-2007 06:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by b0uncer
What's really wrong with Windows booting, any error messages?

I might just try loading the Windows Recovery Console and doing the repair stuff you mentioned, if it works (doesn't work on my pc at least), because reinstalling GRUB doesn't mean reinstalling the whole Xubuntu. You can just as well create a bootdisk (or use Xubuntu setup disc!) and after you've fixed the MBR so that Windows boots normally, boot from the bootdisk/setup disc of your Linux and run grub-install for your hardware installation, followed by a grub-update (to fill the list of operating systems).

Oh, that's relieving.
Will try that tommorow.
GOing home now.


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