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Old 09-06-2007, 09:57 PM   #1
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Update Of Linux Killed My Windows


I know, it kind of sounds like a good thing that my windows died, but it's useful to have it as a dual-boot to go to for somethings. I was just wondering what the heck happened. I was using adapt to update a few things and when I restarted back into my dual boot menu windows was gone. Anyone have any clue what happened?
 
Old 09-06-2007, 11:31 PM   #2
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You give so little information that it's pretty much down to a wild guess what could have happened. My guess is your bootloader got upgraded and didn't configure Windows.

You'll need to tell us what distro you're using, what kind of update you did (I'm not familiar with adapt - maybe adept?).

It would also help to know on which partitions Windows and Linux are installed and to see the config file of your bootloader.
 
Old 09-29-2007, 08:25 AM   #3
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Going with the idea that adapt is really adept, and therefore assuming you're using Kubuntu or similar, you hafta edit /boot/grub/menu.lst.

If you don't know how to edit it, do this:
1) open Konsole
2) type "sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst"
You'll notice there are stanzas throughout the file, one for each entry you see at boot time. Add another stanza all the way at the end (after "end of automagic kernel list") that looks like this one:

title Microslop Windoze
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
boot

If it's after the "end of automagic" line, it shouldn't get clobbered next time you do an update.
 
Old 09-29-2007, 10:30 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pokemaster View Post
Going with the idea that adapt is really adept, and therefore assuming you're using Kubuntu or similar, you hafta edit /boot/grub/menu.lst.

If you don't know how to edit it, do this:
1) open Konsole
2) type "sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst"
You'll notice there are stanzas throughout the file, one for each entry you see at boot time. Add another stanza all the way at the end (after "end of automagic kernel list") that looks like this one:

title Microslop Windoze
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
boot

If it's after the "end of automagic" line, it shouldn't get clobbered next time you do an update.
If you are using Kubuntu or another KDE based operating system then you will want to ues "sudo kate /boot/grub/menu.lst" instead of gedit (gedit is for gnome)
 
Old 09-29-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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If you know that Windows is on the first partition, ignore this.

If Windows is not on the first partition you will need to change the "root (hd0,0)" (from the previous posts) you will need to look for the partition numbers in some partition editor and make sure you are pointing to the right partition. If the numbering starts and 1 in the partition editor you will need to subtract one. Then change the second zero in that line to the correct number.

Hope that helps!
 
Old 09-29-2007, 04:35 PM   #6
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This thread is ~20 days old. For some reason, the original poster decided to continue his/her research here
 
Old 09-29-2007, 04:38 PM   #7
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Boot with the linux install cd, choose type rescue at the boot prompt, and when you get in the rescue environment, reinstall grub.
 
  


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