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Old 03-28-2010, 02:18 PM   #16
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Insert Win 7 installation DVD and boot from DVD drive. While in some older systems you may have to change boot order through system BIOS, most newer systems allow booting from DVD without changing boot order by simply clicking on any key when prompted to doing so.
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Step 2

Choose your default "Language", "Time", and "keyboard Input" on the first window and click next.
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Step 3

You're now presented with 3 choices. Click on "Repair Your Computer" to gain access to the System Recovery window. Now choose "Command Prompt" in order to run the desired utility which is called "bootsect.exe". Bootsect is located inside the boot folder so change your directory to boot. Now run "bootsect /nt60 C:\" if you had Win 7 initially installed in the C partition. Alternatively, you can run "bootsect /nt60 SYS" or "bootsect /nt60 ALL" to repair the system partition or all partitions. Eject the DVD, and restart computer. Your computer should now boot Win 7 again.
I don't see any of this. I see what I posted above. Which is: "No boot device available"...
 
Old 03-28-2010, 02:41 PM   #17
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I'm seeing now:

"BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

I believe I uninstalled GRUB via the Super GRUB CD...

now what?
 
Old 03-28-2010, 02:45 PM   #18
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When I try to install GRUB from Super GRUB CD, I see this:

Booting 'try ing /grub/stage1 /boot/grub/stage1'

selectfile /grub/stage1 /boot/grub/stage1

Error 15: File not found
Booting 'not lucky'

pause SGD has NOT succeeded
 
Old 03-28-2010, 02:48 PM   #19
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When booting from the win 7 dvd you have to press a key to start from the dvd else the computer tries to start from the harddisk
 
Old 03-28-2010, 03:01 PM   #20
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This is currently what's going on:

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ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd8000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1           5       40131   de  Dell Utility
/dev/sda2   *           6        1311    10485760    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3            1311       26258   200386344    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4           26259       38913   101651287+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5           26259       31897    45295204+  83  Linux
/dev/sda6           31898       32144     1983996   82  Linux swap / Solaris
 
Old 03-28-2010, 03:10 PM   #21
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What happens when you make /dev/sda3 bootable.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 03:25 PM   #22
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What happens when you make /dev/sda3 bootable.
How do I do that?
 
Old 03-28-2010, 03:42 PM   #23
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When booting from the win 7 dvd you have to press a key to start from the dvd else the computer tries to start from the harddisk
I think you're referring to the F12 key. I hit that during startup when prompted (F1 or F12 are the two options) to boot from DVD.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 04:03 PM   #24
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Often you have to hit another key after F12. And momentarily is /dev/sda2 your boot partition with fdisk you can change that.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 04:05 PM   #25
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Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk /dev/sda

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 38913.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
   (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

Command (m for help): m
Command action
   a   toggle a bootable flag
   b   edit bsd disklabel
   c   toggle the dos compatibility flag
   d   delete a partition
   l   list known partition types
   m   print this menu
   n   add a new partition
   o   create a new empty DOS partition table
   p   print the partition table
   q   quit without saving changes
   s   create a new empty Sun disklabel
   t   change a partition's system id
   u   change display/entry units
   v   verify the partition table
   w   write table to disk and exit
   x   extra functionality (experts only)

Command (m for help): a
Partition number (1-6): 3

Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered!

Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.

WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy.
The kernel still uses the old table. The new table will be used at
the next reboot or after you run partprobe(8) or kpartx(8)
Syncing disks.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 04:09 PM   #26
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After the mod using fdisk and making the other partition active, when I restart the machine I see a blinking cursor, that's it.

I'm going to try installing Ubuntu again...
 
Old 03-28-2010, 04:09 PM   #27
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And disable it for /dev/sda2
 
Old 03-28-2010, 04:10 PM   #28
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can you start now with the win 78 dvd.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 04:15 PM   #29
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well, apparently that Win7 Ultimate DVD I have isn't bootable, b/c I changed the BIOS settings to boot primary from DVD and now I don't need to hit F12 anymore, the Ubuntu Live/Install CD boots automatically.

And I did read about the "hit any key to continue" for the Win7 install so you were correct.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 04:37 PM   #30
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at 95% complete it's installing GRUB boot loader...
 
  


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