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Old 09-29-2011, 04:24 PM   #16
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so is this a "you'll possibly loose everything" type of deal?
Not likely but anytime you are modifying your bootloader or partitions it is best to be on the safe side and do a backup if you can.
 
Old 10-01-2011, 12:37 AM   #17
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syg00 here ya go...wasn't sure if you only needed on part but here's the entire thing

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Boot Info Script 0.60 from 17 May 2011


============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

=> Grub2 (v1.97-1.98) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector
1 of the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and
looks in partition 1 for (,msdos1)/boot/grub.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 10.10
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /boot/grub/grub.conf /etc/fstab
/boot/grub/core.img

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: Unknown
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sda1 * 2,048 952,197,119 952,195,072 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 952,199,166 976,771,071 24,571,906 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 952,199,168 976,771,071 24,571,904 82 Linux swap / Solaris


"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/sda1 12899771-c9af-4e90-b1cb-a104d6cabef3 ext4
/dev/sda5 68377c63-239d-44bf-b134-27d660cb426b swap

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/sda1 / ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)


=========================== sda1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
saved_entry="${chosen}"
save_env saved_entry
fi
}

function recordfail {
set recordfail=1
if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
insmod vbe
insmod vga
}

insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 12899771-c9af-4e90-b1cb-a104d6cabef3
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
load_video
insmod gfxterm
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 12899771-c9af-4e90-b1cb-a104d6cabef3
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-30-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 12899771-c9af-4e90-b1cb-a104d6cabef3
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-30-generic-pae root=UUID=12899771-c9af-4e90-b1cb-a104d6cabef3 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-30-generic-pae
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-30-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 12899771-c9af-4e90-b1cb-a104d6cabef3
echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-30-generic-pae ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-30-generic-pae root=UUID=12899771-c9af-4e90-b1cb-a104d6cabef3 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-30-generic-pae
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 12899771-c9af-4e90-b1cb-a104d6cabef3
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 12899771-c9af-4e90-b1cb-a104d6cabef3
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
if [ "x${timeout}" != "x-1" ]; then
if keystatus; then
if keystatus --shift; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=0
fi
else
if sleep --interruptible 3 ; then
set timeout=0
fi
fi
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

========================== sda1/boot/grub/grub.conf: ===========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
title WINDOWS
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=============================== sda1/etc/fstab: ================================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
/dev/sda1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda5 none swap sw 0 0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sda1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

36.135612488 = 38.800318464 boot/grub/core.img 1
368.260311127 = 395.416498176 boot/grub/grub.cfg 1
368.544414520 = 395.721551872 boot/grub/grub.conf 1
0.844726562 = 0.907018240 boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-30-generic-pae 2
36.132987976 = 38.797500416 boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-30-generic-pae 1
0.844726562 = 0.907018240 initrd.img 2
36.132987976 = 38.797500416 vmlinuz 1

======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================

Unknown BootLoader on sda2

00000000 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff |................|
*
000001b0 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 fe |................|
000001c0 ff ff 82 fe ff ff 02 00 00 00 00 f0 76 01 00 00 |............v...|
000001d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
*
000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |..............U.|
00000200

 
Old 10-01-2011, 12:49 AM   #18
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Shows the benefit of having real data instead of guesses.

There is no Windows system on that disk. End of story.
 
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:18 PM   #19
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uhuh.....well...where did it go? should i just get a windows disc and install it to a small area of my partition like i had before? does it install as easily as ubuntu did?
 
Old 10-02-2011, 07:51 PM   #20
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You said in the initial post you had wiped the disk. That would explain it.
Might also explain the lame layout the installer chose.

You could use wine if you just want to run windows programs - might work, might not. To (re-)install Windows you'll need a disk and some free (unallocated) space on the disk. Personally I'd just use a gparted liveCD and move the start of the Ubuntu partition to free up some space - 20, 30 Gig say. Then install Windows, then fix up grub - see here for that.
Or you could just wipe the disk again, install Win7 then Ubuntu - it'll handle all the dual boot setup for you.
 
  


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