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Old 07-20-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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can not access dual boot


I just had a windows crash and had to reinstall it, it also erased my dual boot in the process and now I can not access Ubuntu. During start up it goes straight to windows. How do I regain the system dual boot?
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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Re install GRUB

Boot from the live CD and re install GRUB.

Attached are the instructions on how to do it.
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File Type: pdf GettingStartedwithUbuntu2010.04.pdf (47.5 KB, 8 views)
 
Old 07-21-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Cool thanks again, works now
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How are things goin? Schools out for me for a little so I'm taking a vacation.
 
Old 07-22-2012, 12:47 AM   #4
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Oh, Hey! Good to heard your system working fine. Take care man, enjoy your school break!
 
Old 07-23-2012, 11:29 PM   #5
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What do you think of backtrack?
 
Old 07-24-2012, 07:43 AM   #6
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Hi jonnynitro138.
I haven't had the chance to use Backtrack. You see each individual uses their computer for different purposes, so there are Linux distros and other OSs that help you use your computer in the way you like.
So for what I understand Backtrack is mainly used for computer forensics and data lost recovery, which is good if you are into that kind of thing, or if you are an IT person working in an enterprise environment.
In my case I am a home user, so I like distros that have tools to let you do everyday things and is not too hard to use for grandma and grandpa.

However I do encourage you to try as many Linux distros and other computer platforms as you can. I mean you are in the school and that experience can be very beneficial for you; so you will have an advantage out in the market once you look for a job.

Backtrack is a derivative from RedHat, so you should also try Fedora, CentOS, Korora, and Scientific Linux, They all from the same mother. VirtualBox is a good tool for traying out different Operating Systems

Good luck to you!

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Old 07-26-2012, 08:28 PM   #7
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I think I screwed up bigtime

I just had a problem with hot mail so I called the support line. They asked for remote access so they could look to see the problem so I gave it to them. Well it was noticed that I was not using any security systems to protect my stuff, (I am, just not on the windows side of the PC; which is never connected to the internet) I watched as the technician crawled threw my system and noted a few things I wanted to fix. After the technician was done he told me that he would turn my hotmail account back on if a tech came over to my house to speed up my PC and install AVG for 159.99 a year (said I would think about it). How do I make sure that this guy is out of my system and all potentially harmful software that was perhaps installed is removed from my windows? I saw him use a terminal in my windows and asked him how he accessed it and he said F5 (not true, it does not open a terminal). Sorry for the windows question I just don't want to do a clean reinstall unless I have to. Oh and for a second question I also saw all of my hard drive history in the terminal, how is this done?
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