Just got back online after having to completely re-install Windows 7 after trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 didn't work, apparently.
I have no idea what I did wrong. 500GB HDD, I popped in the CD, followed the instructions ,set a 80GB partition for Ubuntu, it did it's stuff, then asked me to reboot. I did, and right after the "To boot from CD, press any key now.." screen I lose video signal. Windows 7 didn't boot. I tried to repair it, I tried a system restore, etc, to no avail. Had to wipe everything and start from scratch.
What went wrong? I've never experienced that before. Thankfully I saved a lot of stuff on flash drives, but I've got to re-install all my programs.
This is a 500GB HDD, Windows was using 34XGB for Windows 7, 60GB for Vista, and (was supposed to use) 80GB for Linux. I Deleted and formatted the Vista partition before I went about installing Ubuntu, because I never use Vista on this machine. Then I went to install Linux, and it "crashed" more or less.
So what I have now, is 324GB for Windows 7, a 60GB blank area formatted in NTFS, and a 80GB partition with Ubuntu on it (I assume) that I cannot access.
I'm worried that if I try this again, the exact same will happen, and I'm not sure how many times I can use this Retail key..
I tried to select the 60GB partition originally to install Ubuntu, but it wouldn't let me, since it's all on the same drive. It didn't even show it, for some reason.
Has anyone run across a similar problem? I don't want to re-re install everything.