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Old 03-25-2007, 12:45 AM   #16
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gedit is just like a Windows fullscreen editor - you'll be o.k when you get into it.
 
Old 03-25-2007, 12:48 AM   #17
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actually looks like i can use this software instead

http://www.partition-recovery.com/

so i will try it out i guess..
 
Old 03-25-2007, 01:21 AM   #18
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wouldn't an uninstall of ubuntu fix my problem?
 
Old 03-25-2007, 04:42 AM   #19
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would it be okay if i tried the ubuntu grub things first before fixmbr
 
Old 03-25-2007, 04:59 AM   #20
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When you type "sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst" it opens the menu.lst file in gedit. Gedit is a file editing program like notepad/wordpad so just copy and paste the following into it.

title Windows
root (hd1,0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1

As for the "but im confused how i add # to column one.. ".... look at your menu.lst file and look for this part up the top of the file
Code:
## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
hiddenmenu
syg00 is saying put a "#" character in front of line "hiddenmenu". # means a comment follows it... ie. grub will ignore it when scanning over the menu.lst file. It's tricky to find that line while scanning over the file because it's easily skipped due to everything else being commented.

Also, I would suggest setting up your system to always have a fail safe way of getting back into windows. What I do is setup the windows hard drive and leave that MBR alone so it always boots windows. I then go into the BIOS and switch the main boot up hard drive to the non-windows one. Then go ahead and install linux and mess around with the MBR of the hard drive that has linux installed on it. If everything goes wrong, simply go back into your bios, switch the main boot up hard drive to the windows ones so you don't have these problems anymore.

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Old 03-25-2007, 05:41 AM   #21
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Hey, kinda good news.. i got windows to appear in the grub menu list, but that was through another ubuntu install.. now i have 2 installs of ubuntu in the list.. can i just format my drive with all the ubuntu things through dos and survive?
 
Old 03-25-2007, 06:13 AM   #22
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oh btw

"sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst"

gives an error

carlos@carlos-desktop:~$ sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
Password:
sudo: gedit: command not found
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst


maybe if someone has msn they can guide me through this.. im just busting cuz i got uni work to get too..
 
Old 03-25-2007, 09:03 AM   #23
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my email is carlito(underscore)undercover@hotmail.com
 
Old 03-25-2007, 09:39 AM   #24
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Get online.
 
Old 03-27-2007, 07:28 AM   #25
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well im waitin for you to get online
 
  


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