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Old 04-29-2011, 09:58 PM   #16
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You said in your first post you can still access Ubuntu through your flash drive. Did you have the Ubuntu Live CD on the flash drive for your installation or are you using a separate CD?
perhaps not, I plugged the pendrive into my desktop to look and all I see is a usb-creator and the installer that I got from Ubuntu.com. Is the Ubuntu live CD something different?

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That's a typo here right? You didn't use uppercase S for sudo? You get this sudo error when you run: sudo update-grub??
Yes that was a typo I haven't been capitalizing the 'S'
 
Old 04-29-2011, 10:16 PM   #17
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whoops double-posted.

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Old 04-30-2011, 12:40 AM   #18
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is there a default password? I was never prompted to set one.
Then your install didn't work. Can't really say what happened? If you click the install icon you have several steps involving selecting partitions to install, etc. You then have a page to select your timezone, then your keyboard and the next step is setting your user name and password. This is the password you would need when you use sudo. After setting the username/password, you get the Ubuntu welcome screen and the actual install begins and you should see a number of pages telling you all the wonderful things about Ubuntu before the install finishes. When it does finish, you should get a little pop-up telling you it is finished and to restart.

I'm posting a link on how to install Ubuntu from a flash drive. Is this what you did?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

If not, you might try the method delineated here.
 
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:24 AM   #19
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I thought su & sudo weren't required on chroot env?

edit

just checked both are used

Last edited by EDDY1; 04-30-2011 at 02:28 AM.
 
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:48 AM   #20
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People, only thing I can say is that it's my understanding that Stuck109 is at the grub prompt when (s)he tries to execute the sudo command. And that does not work. So please forget about sudo, visudo etc

Step 1 for me would be to boot from the live CD / memory stick and make a backup of all important data of the windows setup.
Step 2 would be to do a re-install of Ubuntu

I'm not familiar with a Win7/Ubuntu dual boot setup so can't exist further.
 
Old 04-30-2011, 03:32 AM   #21
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ubuntu is not my "cup of tea" but
if the OP is indeed at the
" GRUB > "
prompt ,then use the install dvd and boot into the rescue mode on the dvd
then once you have ran
Code:
chroot /mnt/ssimage
edit the menu.lis ( use the tutorials available from Google)
and change the partition - i am guessing change (hd0,0) to (hd0,1)

but a full REREAD of the Ubuntu install documentation would be a very good start
and pay attention to the sections on partitioning

windows 7 DOSE NOT play nice with other OS's ( as i found out with service pack 1 - windows HELL )
 
Old 04-30-2011, 01:27 PM   #22
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Ok so, I reinstalled Ubuntu from the flash. I now have access to both windows and ubuntu. It seems that they are both working they way they should, that was too easy, haha. Thank you all!
 
Old 05-05-2011, 01:50 AM   #23
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Great; please mark your thread as solved using the thread tools just above the first post on a page.
 
  


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