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Yeah, like the guy above said, use a live CD distro, or a bootdisk if you made one, get into an OS of some sort and run fdisk (or cfdisk) and set the partition to be bootable (I think that's also called 'active', but I'm not sure).
i went to command line and typed fdisk and it gave error saying cant find or whatever ms' error msg is
yes.. figured that would be easiest thing to do (use fdisk in windows) but it didnt work so i started over once again. i didnt want to waste time burning and downloading a live cd when i didnt have anything important on my ubuntu install anyways
and have the same problem.. its not booting to linux. i downloaded DSL and booted to that and used cfdisk and made the linux partition (the root / partition, not home or swap) bootable and turned my MS partition's bootable flag off. it then just gave error that no bootable media found, or something similar. so i just set it back to normal and im back in windows again.