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Old 04-26-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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hello, I am yet to seriously use Linux but have downloaded it onto a windows7 64 bit


however once on the machine I was offered it as a booting option with windows7, an Os I do not like. I have managed a few looks at Linux experimentally but done nothing withit except to download a few freebies.
Unfortunately my system no longer boots at all with only
"error : no such device : 0ble2794-f3a0-4dc9-a792-df7cbd015c18.
grub rescue> _

unhappy operating system is bad but no boot is worse.
any help appreciated though it has probably been answered before

thank you
 
Old 04-26-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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Hi normansands, I really hate when that happens.
Please tell us what linux distro you installed and how did you installed?
Did you do a back up of all your important files.
If you tell us what distro you installed perhaps somebody here can guide you on how to re install grub or how to rescue your system.

Good luck to you!
 
Old 04-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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grub problems

thank you for that, it was ubantu from disk
though things have moved on somewhat, my computer dvd was intermittent and whilst undertaking manufacturer checks of removing memory sticks one at a time, I pressed all dvd connections on which allowed me to insert and read the windows repair disk, this sorted windows for me but I no longer get the Ubantu boot option.
I am thinking of getting a second hard disk for linux instead of the partition so perhaps thia could not happen again, though I may even find a 64 bit copy of xp which I was happy with.
thanks again
 
Old 04-26-2012, 02:17 PM   #4
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Good thing you were able to recover aleast your windows operating system. Getting a second hard disk just for Linux is a good idea too. however if you don't want Windows 7 in your computer at all you can format your hard drive and install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 64 BITs in the whole drive. I meant you will have to format your hard drive anyway if you want Windows Xp.
So my advice for you will be Save your money, dont buy a Windows Xp disk which is already obsolete ( I meant Windows Xp is like 12 years old and Microsoft does not support it anymore)
Instead install the latest Ubuntu Linux which is free and it comes already packed with the latest software you will ever need. Make sure you get the 64 Bits version which will make better use of your computer hardware. If you use it for a month and you decided you still want to go to Xp then it will be up to you.

you can download the latest Ubuntu at this link www.ubuntu.com if you have more questions you can post them in this site and I am sure somebody will be happy to help you.

Good luck to you!
 
Old 04-27-2012, 05:32 AM   #5
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very helpful

thank you for your help, much appreciated, I perhaps need to reconsider, but at least I am up and running at the moment even if I have little good to say about Microsoft.
Oh well I guess I am not alone.
Best Regards
 
Old 04-27-2012, 06:49 AM   #6
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@ normansands-it really helps if you list the version you are using. If you have an older version of ubuntu it could have big problems with newer hardware, which is why you should list the version.

Posting the hardware you are using it on is also a good idea.

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So my advice for you will be Save your money, dont buy a Windows Xp disk which is already obsolete ( I meant Windows Xp is like 12 years old and Microsoft does not support it anymore)
No, WinXP IS still supported and will be until at least April 8, 2014

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ucts/lifecycle

Still, I wouldnt buy a copy of XP or XP-64 now.....even if you could find one, which will be difficult.
 
  


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