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Old 08-03-2009, 02:15 AM   #1
Chimmichango
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Exclamation Having problems with Dual Booting Ubuntu and Vista, Ubuntu having major issues.


Ok, so yesterday i was interested in Ubuntu,so i got the Lice CD and tried it out for a bit, seemed really cool and i decided to install it!

So i partition during the installation setup (Yes i defragged on Vista really well before that), and it loaded all the stuffs. So at the Grub screen i chose vista, let it understand the partition changes, and let it finish all of that. Then i went onto Ubuntu, almost to the interesting part,
So i tried to update, that worked, then it said to restart, so i restarted it and it said some line like:
*Shutting down now (not exact)
In the white text on the black screen and it just sat there. So i Ctrl+Alt+Del it and it ran the Grub again, i went back into Ubuntu and tried to install my driver for my Graphics card (nVidia GeForce GT 130M w/1gb of vram)and it said it didnt come up with anything.

So i decided to get rid of ubuntu cause i didnt know how it worked and because i fugured something was wrong or my computer couldnt function properly, or that i did something... Well anyways, so i go into Vista and knock out Ubuntus Partition.

So i restart Vista so it can recognise the changes in Partitions, and it gives me Grub Error 22!

So i put the Live CD in and partition the drive and iand install Ubuntu again after trying to use Acers Recovery Disks that i made when i first got the computer (Thursday, and no they arent vista disks, there Acer Recov Disks)
And it seemed to work fine, so im al ok.
I workked on vista for awhile getting back my wiped Hdd, and i go to Ubuntu after to work on it.

And wadda ya kno.. it wont go into Grub, just boots to Vista, so once again i put in the Live CD and click install, and nitice that Ubuntus P:artition is Corrupted! So i delete the partition from Live CD and reinstal once again.

now i did the Graphics card and updates on Ubuntu again and now i have mre errors then ever. Whenever i start up Ubuntu i get six mini screens on the screen and it gives me that line of words when i try and shut down/restart. It also wont let me change the Visual effects.

So now im wondering what im doing wrong, what i did wrong and How can i get this off my Pc.
Ubuntu seems like a pain in the butt right now, and unless theres any hopw of sucessfully dual booting then i wanna know how to get it off.
I dont understand how linux works at all, and i feel much more comfortable using Vista, although Ubuntu may be cool n all.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 02:17 AM   #2
Chimmichango
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oh yeah:
Acer 5739G
250 Gb Hdd
4 gigs of RAM
nVidia GeForce GT 130M w/ 1gb vram
Wondows Vista Home Premium (NO VISTA DISK, ONLY ACER RECOVS THAT I BURNT)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1Gz
 
Old 08-03-2009, 02:54 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chimmichango View Post
So now im wondering what im doing wrong, what i did wrong and How can i get this off my Pc.
I don't know anything about Vista so I can't help you there but I think your problems started here:
Quote:
So i tried to update, that worked, then it said to restart, so i restarted it and it said some line like:
*Shutting down now (not exact)
In the white text on the black screen and it just sat there. So i Ctrl+Alt+Del it
Ubuntu has a (nasty, IMO) habit of hiding info from users. When I shut down my system (Debian) there's a whole bunch of information scrolling by indicating what the system is doing. That way if there is a problem you have an idea of what it is. The same thing happens when you boot up but (I believe, I could be wrong) Ubuntu also "protects" you from that too. Anyway, if you were sitting there for 30 seconds and got impatient and reset the machine that act itself may have caused the problem. If you waited 10 minutes and nothing happened then it's not really your fault. In any event, you didn't get any supplementary information so it's hard to diagnose what the cause was.

As for getting rid of Ubuntu I guess you'll have to reinstall the Vista bootloader via a rescue disk (if that exists for Vista) or some such thing. Presumably you can then deal with the partitioning with some Windows utility.

Sorry you had a bad experience but it might have been better to stick with the live CD version a bit longer to get used to things.
Cheers,
jdk
 
  


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